Prepare the PowerShell website

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Prepare the PowerShell website

The steps described in this chapter are not required for Exchange Online.


The Exchange Client Access Server (CAS) hosts a site within the IIS, that allows users to access the Exchange Server. It is called  „Default Web Site" (2010) or „Exchange Back End" (2013 and higher) and includes the sub-site "PowerShell". This must be configured to allow 8MATE Exchange access.


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Start the IIS Manager on the CAS.

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Navigate to "Powershell". In Exchange 2010 this can be found under "Default Web Site". In Exchange 2013 it is found under „Exchange Back End". Double-click "Application Settings".

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1.Select "PS LanguageMode"

2.Click "Edit"

3.Enter the value "FullLanguage".

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Activate the desired authentication method. You must later select the same authentication method in the Exchange scan configuration that you activate here.


More useful information on authentication can be found at Microsoft.


Alternatively you can activate the authentication with PowerShell.

For example: Activate Windows-authentication (Kerberos)


Get-PowerShellVirtualDirectory | Set-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -WindowsAuthentication $true



You must restart the IIS in order to apply any changes.


For example in the command line or  PowerShell: