Speed up the Exchange Management Shell startup

August 11, 2008

in Exchange, Microsoft

This little gem has been floating around the Internet for some time now but I’m still going to add it here. Jeffery Snover over on the Powershell team blog came up with the basis for this trick. The guys over at the MSExchange team seized the opportunity to apply it to EMS and dropped a little post about it a few days back.

Basically, if you’ve ever started up the Exchange shell you know that it always takes a bit to get up and running. Now if you are making a lab or your Exchange server isn’t very powerful those few seconds will multiply quickly.

So as usual never one to reinvent the wheel check out the MSExchange team’s post and see for yourself.

"So how does speeding up PowerShell help Exchange?
The Shell is built on Windows PowerShell technology, and under the hood, the Exchange Management Console also executes PowerShell cmdlets. If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003, you’re likely to see performance gains in shell start-up times after running this script. On one of my Exchange 2007 servers, EMS now starts up in as little as 2-3 seconds. Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary"

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