Dec 17 2015

Provisioning Layer initialization failed error when running a cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell

I’ve had the below error a few times this year when trying to open the Exchange Management Shell or running a cmdlet.


To get this working browse to another Exchange 2010 server and copy the ScriptingAgentConfig.xml file from the working server and paste it in the same directory (as per below) on the non-working server.

The file can be found under your Exchange Installation by default c:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin\CmdletExtensionAgents\