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I get the following error when trying to open Exchange 2010 Management Console.  We were able to open the console after installing exchange, but now it come up with the following error:

connecting to remote server failed with the following error message access is denied. for more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic. It was running the command 'Discover-ExchangeServer -UseWIA $true -SuppressError $true'.
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by:Brian B
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One quick thing is to right-click and choose run as administrator. See if that helps.
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by:jramsier
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Couple people on other forums said this article helped with the error you got using the cmdlet 'Discover-ExchangeServer"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325850
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by:Crazy_Cooter
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tried right clicking and running as administrator.

link to microsoft site is for netdom password reset?
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Bottom post with this link said it fixed it.  Since it intergrates with AD maybe.  Not sure why you need netdom but thats what was used to fix it for this guy.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/f430c596-897e-478a-8089-e88e93c0b900/
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Viral Rathod earned 250 total points
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Try this all
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/0d5c8a0b-210a-4a44-ae06-e3684db70970/ 
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_25992806.html
Two things were wrong:
Remove any port 80 site bindings that point to a hostname. (IIS Manager, Default Site)
Rename any WEB.CONFIG file in the WWWROOT folder (C:\Inetpub\wwwroot)
Reboot the Server.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchange2010/thread/6a9e66d8-6ecd-471d-8adb-da3b99fdfea3
http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-2010-management-console-initialization-failed 

If the above steps does not resolved the issue then simply reboot the server and check ths issue.

Hope this helps.
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by:dexIT
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OK, there are several things that could be causing this. But the more common ones that I've ran into in multiple environment is that something was changed on the RPC virtual directory. I would say, authentication, which should remain on basic.

Aside from that, I've only seen this once where something was changed in IIS, which I was never able to determine what changed it but it was an entry missing the applicationhost configuration:

Try: winrm /qc in EPS and see if it's automatically configured.

Under the PowerShell Virtual Directory go to Modules and look for Kerbauth.dll, make sure that it appears as Native and not managed.

Next, go to C:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv\config\ApplicationHost.config, do CTRL+F to find the keyword: wsmsvc.dll
If you cannot locate this keyword, the below entry needs to be added in the globalModules section.
<globalModules>
           <add name="WSMan" image="C:\Windows\system32\wsmsvc.dll" />


If the entries exist under globalmodules then read the below articles for further trouble shooting.
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/02/04/453946.aspx
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As Viralrathod mentioned, make sure that under Default WebSite there are no bindings (no URLs) for port 80 and * (all unassigned IPs) opposed to an assigned IP.
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by:Crazy_Cooter
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Error I get when trying to open exchange powershell

VERBOSE: Connecting to GBT4.gbt.net
[gbt4.gbt.net] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The client cannot connect to the d
estination specified in the request. Verify that the service on the destination is running and is accepting requests. C
onsult the logs and documentation for the WS-Management service running on the destination, most commonly IIS or WinRM.
 If the destination is the WinRM service, run the following command on the destination to analyze and configure the Win
RM service: "winrm quickconfig". For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [], PSRemotingTransportExc
   eption
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenFailed
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by:Crazy_Cooter
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Corrected Exchange PowerShell Error.

VERBOSE: Connecting to GBT4.gbt.net
[gbt4.gbt.net] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : Access is denied. For more informa
tion, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [], PSRemotingTransportExc
   eption
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenFailed
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by:Viral Rathod
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Have you followed the above provided link ,Have you rebooted the server once to check the issue ?
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by:Crazy_Cooter
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We have tried everything listed and rebooted multiple times.  still not working.
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by:dexIT
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Did you try running the following command:

add-PSSNAPIN *E2010*

Set-User <username> -RemotePowerShellEnabled $True

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