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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to troubleshoot Windows PowerShell issues that affect Microsoft Exchange Online for Microsoft Office 365.

PROCEDURE

Windows PowerShell is a command-line interface that's used to run administrative commands on Windows operating systems and server products. Windows PowerShell 2.0 includes Remote Windows PowerShell functionality.

Remote Windows PowerShell lets users run Windows PowerShell cmdlets on other computers or web services. This functionality relies on the Windows Remote Management service to connect to web services and to download the available cmdlets, based on the user who is currently logged in. Office 365 lets admins connect to Exchange Online by using Exchange Online remote PowerShell.

To connect to Exchange Online, you must have the following tools:
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Windows Remote Management 2.0 (also known as WinRM)
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 4.0
The Windows Management Framework installs all these tools. For download information, go to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
968929 Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0)
For more information about how to connect to Exchange Online by using remote PowerShell, go to Connect to Exchange Online using Remote PowerShell.

Troubleshoot the Windows PowerShell connection to Exchange Online

To troubleshoot the Windows PowerShell connection to Exchange Online issues, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
  • 2905339 "WinRM client cannot process the request" error when you connect to Exchange Online through remote Windows PowerShell 
  • 2905723 "WinRM client cannot complete the operation within the time specified" error when you use remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Exchange Online
  • 2905767 "Access is denied" error when you connect to Exchange Online by using remote Windows PowerShell


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Article ID: 2570535 - Last Review: November 18, 2013 - Revision: 12.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for small businesses  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for education  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Exchange Online
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