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Exchange Management Console Tools Compatibility

    Question

  • Is there a timeline for getting a compatible version of this software for Windows 8 Enterprise x64.  As an IT Professional, this is really getting in the way of my ability to enjoy your new OS.  I have work to do, and its not enjoyable bouncing back and forth between OS's to get it done.  Other than this issue there is only minor annoyances, and I can be patient for resolutions.

    Thank you,

    Exmo14


    • Edited by Exmo14 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:38 PM Spelling & Grammar
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:05 AM

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  • What version of Exchange are you using?  I have the Management Console for Exchange 2010 installed and running happily under Win8 Ent x64.  Installed from the Exchange dvd, patched to the same level as the server (that was a sticking point for me initially, didn't realise the versions had to match exactly).

    Running it via the following batch file, which I found in another thread somewhere.  Your short filenames may vary depending on what else you have installed, it's "Exchange Management Console.msc" you're looking for.

    set __COMPAT_LAYER=RUNASINVOKER
    set COMPLUS_Version=v2.0.50727
    start C:\Progra~1\Microsoft\Exchan~1\V14\Bin\Exchan~1.msc


    Nigel Benfell B.Sc. MCSA

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:10 PM

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  • What version of Exchange are you using?  I have the Management Console for Exchange 2010 installed and running happily under Win8 Ent x64.  Installed from the Exchange dvd, patched to the same level as the server (that was a sticking point for me initially, didn't realise the versions had to match exactly).

    Running it via the following batch file, which I found in another thread somewhere.  Your short filenames may vary depending on what else you have installed, it's "Exchange Management Console.msc" you're looking for.

    set __COMPAT_LAYER=RUNASINVOKER
    set COMPLUS_Version=v2.0.50727
    start C:\Progra~1\Microsoft\Exchan~1\V14\Bin\Exchan~1.msc


    Nigel Benfell B.Sc. MCSA

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:10 PM
  • I will try your suggest out and let you know.
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:42 PM
  • Perfection.  I am a happy IT Support Technician.  Thanks for the assistance.
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:50 PM
  • This app-compatibility workaround is nice, but something an IT professional should not have to do.  There is not a good reason in the world why Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Management Console Tools should not be fully supported on Windows 8.

    I could understand Exchange Server 2003 and 2007 not being supported.  However, willfully not supporting the Management Console Tools for 2010 is a fail of tremendous magnitude on MSFT's part.

    Bad enough we, IT professionals using standard desktop/workstation systems sans touch monitors, have to endure the dreadful Start Menu.

    And don't get me stated on Server 2012.


    Friday, January 18, 2013 5:29 AM
  • Working, but still not happy.
    Friday, January 18, 2013 5:30 AM
  • You have no idea what you've done for me.  If you were here in person I may have kissed you.

    Thank you,

    Jared


    • Edited by Armsman Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:17 PM
    Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:11 PM
  • Hit this snag with Windows 10 and so glad I found this discussion. Clunky to have to set those parameters to run a program tool that is still supported by Microsoft, but as long as it works, I'm gravy. Gracias Nigel.
    Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:08 PM
  • will this work with windows 10 
    Monday, October 16, 2017 10:05 PM
  • I tried it and it works with Windows10
    Monday, February 26, 2018 5:45 PM