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Can't connect to Exchange 2013 powershell

Posted on 2013-11-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I've tried to connect to PowerShell however I get following errors. There is a URL rewrite redirection but not for the Powershell sub and even if disabled, still doesn't work. SSL certificate is issued for both URLs and ECP and other virtual sub directories are working fine.

VERBOSE: Connecting to exchange.company.uni.edu.au.
New-PSSession : [exchange.company.uni.edu.au] The WinRM service cannot process the request because the request needs
to be sent to a different machine. Use the redirect information to send the request to a new machine.  Redirect
location reported: https://exchange.company.uni.edu.au/powershell?serializationLevel=Full;ExchClientVer=15.0.516.32;c
0Z6b0YqOipGWkJHRio7RmpuK0Z6Kgc7Gy87GxsnPzMmBzc3Qzs7Qzc/OzN/LxczIxc/L376y . To automatically connect to the redirected
URI, verify the "MaximumConnectionRedirectionCount" property of the session preference variable "PSSessionOption", and
use the "AllowRedirection" parameter on the cmdlet.
At line:1 char:1
+ New-PSSession -ConnectionURI "$connectionUri" -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Excha ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [New-PSSession], PSRemotin
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RedirectInformationRequired,PSSessionOpenFailed
Failed to connect to an Exchange server in the current site.
Enter the server FQDN where you want to connect.: exchange.company.com.au
VERBOSE: Connecting to exchange.company.com.au.
New-PSSession : [exchange.company.com.au] Connecting to remote server exchange.company.com.au failed with the following error
message : WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication: Cannot
find the computer exchange.company.com.au. Verify that the computer exists on the network and that the name provided is
spelled correctly. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
At line:1 char:1
+ New-PSSession -ConnectionURI "$connectionUri" -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Excha ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [New-PSSession], PSRemotin
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NetworkPathNotFound,PSSessionOpenFailed
Question by:JurajUQU
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 300 total points
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I would start by removing all redirection across the entire server to begin with, because something with that configuration is getting in the way.

What is the purpose of the redirection/rewrite?


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ID: 39679289
I've tried that - didn't help. Redirection is only http to https
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39684018
Did you run iisreset after removing the redirection?
Do you have a proxy on the network?

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JurajUQU earned 0 total points
ID: 39684310
Hi Simon,

no but I was able to resolve it. I unticked all of the redirection (which didn't help) so then I deleted the rule from URL rewrite, restarted the IIS, and it worked. Then I re-enabled it as it was before and it still is working.

Not sure what has changed but assuming that webconfig file was updated incorrectly or something so removing the rule solved it for me.

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ID: 39684319
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for JurajUQU's comment #a39684310

for the following reason:

I was able to resolve it myself.

Author Comment

ID: 39684320
Simon has mentioned it before which I realised after so I'd like to award him some points.

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