Exchange 2013. Management Tools. RDS. Part 1

An Update

I gave up for a while and may have missed it in one of the notes. It does seem to have been fixed! https://mxrnz.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/exchange-2013-management-tools-rds-part-2/

Original Post

It seems the Exchange 2013 tools won’t install on a Windows 2012 RDS Server.

Nevermind. To get the look and feel of the Exchange Shell, do the following

Create your PS1 File

function Prompt
{
$promptString = “[PS] ”
$dirstring = “” + $(Get-Location) + “>”
Write-Host $promptString -NoNewline -ForegroundColor Yellow
Write-Host $dirstring -NoNewline
return ” ”
}

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://YOURSERVER/PowerShell/ -Authentication Kerberos
Import-PSSession $Session -DisableNameChecking
Set-ADServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $True
Set-location $home
clear

Borrow the icon.
Log onto Exchange Server. Open Properties of Shell shortcut > Change Icon > Copy and Browse to patch. Copy to your Windows 2012 RDS Server.

Create a shortcut
“C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -noexit . “PathToYourFile.ps1”

Change the icon
Shortcut > Properties > Change Icon > Select the Exchange icon.

 

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