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PowerShell 2.0 was not detected on the Exchange server


PowerShell 2.0 or later is required for remote execution but it was not detected on the Exchange server. 


  • All SAM versions
  • Windows 2008 (not 2008 R2)


PowerShell 2.0 or later is usually installed with Microsoft Server. Install it, if necessary. See Microsoft's documentation website (© Microsoft Corp, available at, obtained on April 30, 2018).

You may also need to set PowerShell permissions for Exchange.Download Powershell 2.0 or later. 

  1. In Windows 2012, open PowerShell session in Administrator context
  2. Type Import-Module ServerManager and hit enter.
  3. Type Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq "PowerShell-V2"} and hit enter.
  4. If the 'Install State' is not 'Installed', type Add-WindowsFeature -Name "PowerShell-V2" and hit enter.

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