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Exchange 2010:- EMC won't allow me to specify a different server name.

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When i launch the EMC with my Admin credentials, it defaults to another Exchange server in our Organisation and when i try to Specify a different server name, it loads up a Query window where it attempts to scan through a list of available servers but  instead returns the following error, "The term Get-Exchange Server is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function,script file or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again"

I would expect that such an error appears in Power-Shell not the EMC? Does this point to a snappin that i must add? Does the EMC also require snappins?

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Question by:Pyrex Visuan
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by:Amit
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Are you launching EMC from Exchange server or from non Exchange server. If non exchange server, then make sure you have Exchange server available in same site. Else it will go to remote site.
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by:Pyrex Visuan
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Am launching the EMC from my desktop PC where i installed the tools. I don't have rights to log onto the exchange server.
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by:Amit
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In this case you can goto EMC>Right Click on Microsoft Exchange On-premises>Properties>Click on Specific a server to connect>Enter the Exchange server name>Click Apply and Ok. Close EMC and check, it will be connected to that server only.
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by:VB ITS
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Try deleting the files in %AppData%\Microsoft\MMC\Exchange Management Console\ then re-launch EMC.
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by:Pyrex Visuan
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Thanks guys, however,

@ VB ITS, I've done that but still getting the same issue

@Amit, that's what i was describing before. There is two options

 a) Connect to the automatically selected server
 b) Specify a server to connect to

So when i browse to select & specify my exchange server, the list of servers to select from does not populate and instead get the error/notification below"

 "The term Get-Exchange Server is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function,script file or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again"

So am stuck here...
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by:Amit
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So your problem is not EMC, your issue is rights, you don't have rights to manage Exchange, hence you cannot do anything. Better talk to you Exchange admin and ask your to add under recipient management group.
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by:Pyrex Visuan
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Hi Amit, thanks for your time.
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I eventually solved this issue and it was not related to managements rights. The Exchange server was running SP3 and the management tools on my PC were Service Pack 2. So i just made the upgrade to match the server version and it sorted out the issue.
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by:Amit
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That's the basic requirement. Good you were able to fix it.
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by:Pyrex Visuan
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The notification/error was not straight-forward at first but after several attempts at different things, the EMC returned a notification pointing to version incompatibility with the server. And after i upgraded the management tools on my PC to match the exchange server version, the issue was resolved.
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