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FAQ 000081 - WinRM client received an HTTP server error status (500) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dejan Foro   
Jul 09, 2010 at 05:29 AM

This article applies to:

Exchange 2010 SP2

Windows 2008 R2 SP1

 

PROBLEM

When you start PowerShell on an Exchange computer or the Exchange management console the following error is reported:  


WinRM client received an HTTP server error status (500)

 

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CAUSE 1
WinRM IIS extensions are missing.

SOLUTION
Install the WinRM IIS extensions.  
Server Manager / Features / WinRM IIS extensions.


CAUSE 2 
WinRM not configured.

SOLUTION
Start the command promt with the Run As Administrator option. Type winrm quickconfig and answer with yes when asked to enable remote management and firewall exceptions.


CAUSE 3
The ExchangeInstallPath variable is missing.

SOLUTION
Make sure that the ExchangeInstallPath value is set correctly.
Start Menu / right-click Computer and select Properties / Advanced System Settings / Environment variables 
In the System variables box, locate the ExchangeInstallPath variable. The default value for this variable is C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\


CAUSE 4
The path of the PowerShell virtual directory was modified.

SOLUTION
In IIS Manager, locate the entry for the PowerShell virtual directory under Default Web Site. The entry should point to the \Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\v14\ClientAccess\PowerShell folder.


CAUSE 5

Microsoft Exchange Transport Service is not started.

SOLUTION

Start the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service.

In Server Manager go to Configuration/Services. Right click the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service and select Start from the context menu.


CAUSE 6
The IIS Admin service is not started.

SOLUTION
Start the IIS Admin service.
In Server Manager go to Configuration/Services. Right click the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service and select Start from the context menu.

Last Updated ( Jan 31, 2012 at 01:08 AM )
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