Exchange 2013/2016 management tools

We have Exchange 2016 and want to install management tools.  A PC has the management tools which is older than the current CU8 installed.
Do we have to have CU8 management tools in the new PC? or is it ok to have older version in a management pc?
Is there any issue with Exchange if we do not have management tools same as the server?
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
No it is fine to have the older version. There will be on issues from that. Also you can always access the ECP of the actual server running exchange if you need to access a more current version but there will be no issues. The only thing i would say is since CU8 support .netframework 4.7.1, if you have that installed on the exchange servers I would update the older version of the management tools also, but if you aren't using the latest .net, i wouldn't worry about.

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sara2000Author Commented:
If I understood  correctly.  It is ok to have old version  mgmt will not break  the server.
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
no it will not break anything on the server at all. you are completely ok to leave the older version until you are ready to upgrade it. no problem.
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sara2000Author Commented:
Thank you for your quick reply.
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
sure thing. please assign points if i answer your question. thanks again.
Todd NelsonSystems EngineerCommented:
EAC is not installed with the management tools.  What are you hoping to do that cannot be done with the EAC or connecting to the Exchange server with remote PowerShell?

Hardik DesaiIT Architect and TrainerCommented:
Let me ask you this, since it is a management PC, what is the challenge in upgrading the management tools. Instead of breaking your head into issues or no issues, why not upgrade the tools on the management PC. If you don't want to upgrade, just use plain powershell on the PC and connect to Exchange server to manage.
sara2000Author Commented:
There was an issue with an Exchange server (un-mounting the DB). Exchange admin thinks that the management server is causing that problem since it has an old version. I just want to prove that has nothing to do with.
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
The management tools will not cause DBs to dismount. If the DBs are dismounting there is something else going on and it's not because of management tools.
Hardik DesaiIT Architect and TrainerCommented:
Use EAC to mount the DB, by which way you can prove if there is problem with management tools
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