Friday, 20 September 2013

How to Get Microsoft Exchange's Server Version Number via PowerShell or Outlook

Background
This article describes the process in which you can access your Microsoft Exchange's version number via a PowerShell Command. This is useful to know to help ensure your server is up to date with the latest patches and service packs.

My Environment

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Exchange Version ??? (That would defeat the object of this article!) 

Method 1: PowerShell Command
There are various PowerShell commands that can be used to access your Exchange Server's Version number. I use:-
Get-ExchangeServer | Format-Table Name, *Version*

Once you have your version number, you can find further information about it using the Microsoft Knowledge Base article on Build Number and Release Dates for Exchange Server.

Method 2: Microsoft Outlook
If you do not have immediate access to the Sever or PowerShell remote access, you can also find out the Exchange Server version from a client PC with Outlook by:-
  1. Start Outlook
  2. Hold CTRL whilst Right Clicking the Outlook Icon in the System Tray
  3. Select Connection Status
  4. In the final column of the General tab, you should see a Version column containing the Server Version No.

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