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Open the Shell

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-21

When you open the Exchange Management Shell, you can perform administrative tasks against servers that run Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Are you looking for information about how to connect to an Exchange 2010 server without installing the Exchange management tools? If so, check out Create a Manual Remote Shell Connection.

  • The Exchange management tools have been installed on the computer you want to use to administer Exchange servers. For detailed steps, see Install the Exchange 2010 Management Tools.
  • To connect to any server role other than the Edge Transport server role, the user must be enabled to connect to the Shell remotely. For detailed steps, see Enable Remote Exchange Management Shell for a User.
  • To connect to any server role other than the Edge Transport server role, the user must be assigned at least one management role. For detailed steps, see Managing Permissions.
  1. Click Start > All Programs, and then Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
  2. Click Exchange Management Shell.
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