Can't start Exchange 2010 Management Console

Posted on 2012-08-31
Last Modified: 2012-09-11
I was running Windows updates on Exchange server 2010 server.  The OS is Windows server 2008.  The windows update was taking a long time to install Exchange 2010 SP2 Update Rollup 4.  I stopped the installation.  After a server restart all the Exchange services was set to diabled.  I was able to start all the Exchange services but no it's giving an error message "Initialization failed    The following error occurred while attempting to connect to specified Exchange ______   The attempt to connect to http://my server/Powershell using "Kerberos" authentication failed:  Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The client cannot connect to the destination specified in the request.  Verify that the service on the destination is running and is accepting request.  Consult 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 "winrm quickconfig"
Question by:Infotech2008
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    Disable the AV, reboot and check.
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    Are you bale to open and work with Exchange Shell ?

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    by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
    The rollup does take a long time to install, you shouldn't have stopped it.
    I would suggest that you install it again.
    Before you do, in Internet Explorer, under Internet Options, Advanced, scroll down to Security, and disable "Check for Publishers Certificate Revocation" and "Check for Server Certificate Revocation". That will significantly speed up the installation.


    Accepted Solution

    I was able to resolve the Exchange Management Console issue by starting the IIS Admin and World Wide Web Publishing Service that was set to disabled.

    Author Closing Comment

    It fixed the Exchange Management Console launch issue.

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