"The network path was not found" error message when you run an Update cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 EnterpriseExchange Server 2010 Standard

Symptoms


When you run an Update cmdlet in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment, you receive a "The network path was not found" error message. For example, when you run the Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity "Database Name" -DeleteExistingFiles cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell, you receive an error message that resembles the following: 
The network path was not found.
Warning: An unexpected error has occurred and a Watson dump is being generated: The network path was not found.

Cause


This issue occurs because the Remote Registry service is stopped on the server where you run the Update cmdlet.

Workaround


To work around this issue, start the Remote Registry service. To do this, follow steps:
  1. On the computer where you want to run the cmdlet, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box, and then press Enter. Microsoft Management Console starts with the Services snap-in open.
  2. In the console pane, right-click Remote Registry, and then click Start.