Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2008-01-24

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to resolve an issue in which the Exchange Management Console reports that an Edge Transport server is running in evaluation mode in spite of the fact that a valid product key was used for the installation. If you add the product key to an Edge Transport server after you have subscribed that Edge Transport server to the Exchange organization, the Exchange Management Console that is running on servers in the Exchange organization (not the Edge Transport server) will warn you that you are running the Edge Transport server in evaluation mode.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Organization Administrator role.

To run the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To use the Exchange Management Shell to stop the Exchange Management Console from reporting Edge Transport server Evaluation Mode warnings

  1. Remove the existing Edge Subscription by running the Remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet from an Exchange server that has the Hub Transport server role installed.

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    Remove-EdgeSubscription -Identity EdgeServerName -DomainController
  2. Create a new subscription file on the Edge Transport server by running the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet from the Edge Transport server.

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    New-EdgeSubscription -FileName "c:\EdgeServerSubscription.xml"
  3. Copy the new subscription file to the Hub Transport server.

  4. Use the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet to import the new subscription file from the Hub Transport server.

For detailed syntax and parameter information about the remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet, see Remove-EdgeSubscription.

For detailed syntax and parameter information about the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet, see New-EdgeSubscription.

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