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Exchange 2013 – OWA Loads When Trying To Run ECP

If you have installed Exchange 2013 on your servers then you need to manage it with the new ECP, this is accessed via the below.

 Cannot Access ECP – OWA Loads Instead


If you see that OWA opens instead of the ECP then this is because you are trying to access the ECP from a CAS server, the ECP console must be ran from a server that has the Mailbox role installed. Another symptom of this is when you try and run the Exchange 2013 Toolbox.

Cannot Access Exchange 2013 Toolbox

Again if you do not have the Exchange 2013 Mailbox role on the server you try to run the Exchange 2013 Toolbox on then you will see the error below.

Unhandled Exception in Managed Code Snap-in


Exception type: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException

Exception stack trace:

at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.Internal.IMessageClient.ProcessRequest(Request request)
at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.Executive.RequestStatus.BeginRequest(IMessageClient messageClient, RequestInfo requestInfo)
at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.Executive.SnapInRequestOperation.ProcessRequest()
at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.Executive.Operation.OnThreadTransfer(SimpleOperationCallback callback)

Tags: ECP, OWA

Allen White

Allen is an IT Consultant and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5, 6 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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