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When you try to connect to Microsoft Exchange Online by using remote Windows PowerShell, you receive the following error message:
[outlook.office365.com] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message: Access is
denied. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
+ CategoryInfo : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) .
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenedFailed
Import-PSSession : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Session'. The argument is null.
Supply a non-null argument and try the command again.
At D:\Users\Connect.ps1:7 char:21
+ Import-PSSession < < < < $Session
+ CategoryInfo : Invalid Data: (:) [Import-PSSession], ParameterBindingValidationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId :
This issue occurs for one of the following reasons:
By default, only global admins can connect to Exchange Online by using Windows PowerShell. Other admins must be delegated access in the Exchange Admin Center (in Office 365) or in the Exchange Control Panel (in Office 365 pre-upgrade) to connect to Exchange Online through Windows PowerShell.
To resolve this issue, add the user as a member of the administrator role group. To do this, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.
Method 1: Use Exchange Admin Center in Office 365To use the Exchange Admin Center in Office 365 to add a user, follow these steps:
Method 2: Use Exchange Control Panel in Office 365 pre-upgradeTo add a user by using the Exchange Control Panel in Office 365 pre-upgrade, follow the steps that are described in Add or remove role group members
For more information about how to connect to Exchange Online by using remote PowerShell, go to Connect to Exchange Online Using Remote PowerShell
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Article ID: 2905767 - Last Review: December 20, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
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