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Find Exchange URL settings for AppInsight for Exchange in SAM

AppInsight for Exchange connects to two different endpoints: WinRM and IIS. If you decide to manually configure it, you should verify the PowerShell Exchange and WinRM URLs are correct.

By default, AppInsight for Exchange uses the following URLs for the Exchange and WinRM sessions, where ${IP} is the IP address of the server node being added.

  • Exchange: https://localhost/powershell/
  • WinRM: https://${IP}:5986/wsman/

Starting in SAM 2020.2.6, connects locally with remote PowerShell. In earlier versions of SAM, the Exchange URL was https://${IP}/powershell/.

To verify the PowerShell instance used by Exchange on a server:

  1. Open the IIS Manager and navigate to the default website then to the PowerShell virtual directory.
  2. Verify the Virtual Path value (typically found in Advanced Settings).

SolarWinds recommends using the latest version of PowerShell. At a minimum, use PowerShell 5.1.

To verify a server's WinRM PowerShell instance:

  1. Open a command prompt using Run as Administrator.
  2. Enter the command winrm get winrm/config/listener?Address=*+Transport=HTTPS to get the current configuration for the HTTPS protocol.

The two items of interest for the URL are Port and URLPrefix. If either file was modified, and does not match the default values, edit the AppInsight for Exchange application with the correct values:

  • PowerShell Windows URL: https://${IP}:9886/Custom_wsman/
  • Local Exchange Endpoint: https://localhost/powershell/

Additionally, the value of Hostname must match the CN of the certificate listed in the Certificate Thumbprint property:

For more information, see: