An Exchange Data Collection job fails and Event ID 50103 is logged in an HMC 4.0 environment

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When you use the Exchange data collection (ExchangeData.exe) tool in a Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) 4.0 environment, the Exchange data collection job fails. Additionally, the following event is logged in the Application log: 

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Collect Exchange Data Collect Services
Event Category: None
Event ID: 50103
Exception Creating SQL Connection Objects.
Input string was not in a correct format.

This issue occurs because the Exchange cmdlet returns data that is in an unexpected format.

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) 4.0 installed. Additionally, you must have Update Rollup 5 for HMC 4.0 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Exchdatasetup.msiNot Applicable304,64012-Dec-201015:46Not Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information about Update Rollup 5 for HMC 4.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2444352 Description of Update Rollup 5 for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0

Article ID: 2484528 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 08:17:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0

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