Steps to import PowerShell Exchange Module and to add the Snap-ins to your standard PowerShell console:

To perform Exchange Server management and reporting operations using PowerShell, it is necessary to load Exchange PowerShell module to the session. The Add-PSSnapIn cmdlet when used, as shown below, helps import the Exchange module, to carry out AD and Exchange management operations using appropriate cmdlets:

Powershell script

Add-PSSnapIn -Name Microsoft.Exchange, Microsoft.Windows.AD

Based on the version of Exchange Server used, the script must be modified.

If you are using Exchange Server 2013, 2016 or 2019, use:

Powershell script

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.SnapIn

If you are using Exchange Server 2010, use:

Powershell script

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010

If you are running Exchange Server 2007, use:

Powershell script

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.Admin

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