Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03

When you open the Exchange Management Shell, you can perform administrative tasks against servers that run Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete this procedure: less than 1 minute

  • The Exchange management tools have been installed on the computer you want to use to administer Exchange servers.

  • The user must be enabled to connect to the Shell remotely.

  • The user must be assigned at least one management role. For detailed steps, see Permissions.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in the Exchange Admin Center.

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at: Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection

Open the Shell

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

  2. Click Exchange Management Shell.