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Unable to load Exchange Server powershell library ?

Last Modified: 2015-04-30

Can anyone please share the trick in how to run the Exchange Server 2010 powershell in PowerGUI powershell IDE ?

Because in my WIndows 8.1 the Powershell version is as follows:

Windows PowerShell
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PS H:\> $PSVersionTable

Name                           Value
----                           -----
PSVersion                      4.0
WSManStackVersion              3.0
CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.34209
BuildVersion                   6.3.9600.17400
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0}
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.2

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and this is the error that I'm receiving in the Console Window:
Add-PSSnapin : Cannot load Windows PowerShell snap-in 
Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010 because of the following error: The 
type initializer for 'Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Globals' threw an exception.
At line:1 char:258
+ ... t -eq 0 } | %{ Add-PSSnapin $_ }
+                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Microsoft.Excha...owerShell.E2010:String) [Add-PSSnapin], PSSnapInException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddPSSnapinCommand

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Any kind of help and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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