An empty list returns when you try to use the EMC to specify a server to connect to in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
When you open the Exchange Management Console (EMC) in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) environment, the EMC connects to a default server that has Exchange Server 2010 SP1 installed. On the Admin console only, the default server is the first Exchange server that has the Client Access server installed. You click on Microsoft Exchange On-Premises, select Properties, and then you click Browse to specify a server to connect to for remote PowerShell. In this situation, if the default server is an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server, you will successfully get an Exchange server list. However, if the default server is an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server that has Rollup Update 1(RU1), RU2 or RU3 installed, an empty list returns to you. You can only use the default Exchange server and cannot select other Exchange servers.
This issue occurs because the current build version of the Exchange Server 2010 that has RU1, RU2 or RU3 installed server does not match the build version in Active Directory. When the EMC checks for version restrictions, no Exchange server returns.
To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2608646 Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to install the Exchange Server 2010 management tools, visit the following Microsoft website:
Article ID: 2549183 - Last Review: 10/31/2011 02:45:00 - Revision: 2.0
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1
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