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Find the Exchange version build number with PowerShell. We want to upgrade the Exchange Servers to the latest version. Before we do that, we like to know which Exchange versions are running in the organization. I recommend doing it with PowerShell, as I have seen wrongly shown build numbers in the Programs and Features section. In this article, you will learn how to find the Exchange version.
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Why do we want to find the Exchange version
There are plenty of reasons why you want to find out which Exchange versions are running in the organization.
Some of the reasons why you want to get the Exchange version:
- Finding a solution to a problem
- Find Exchange CU version
- Support with Microsoft
- Support for Outlook on clients
- Upgrading the Exchange Servers
- Adding new Exchange Servers to the organization
- Connecting third-party applications
Find Exchange version with PowerShell
[PS] C:\>Get-ExchangeServer | Format-List Name, Edition, AdminDisplayVersion Name : EX01-2016 Edition : StandardEvaluation AdminDisplayVersion : Version 15.1 (Build 1913.5) Name : EX02-2016 Edition : StandardEvaluation AdminDisplayVersion : Version 15.1 (Build 1913.5)
We can list the Exchange Servers in a table rather than a list. For example, when you have more then a couple of Exchange Servers, and you want to see them in a table view.
[PS] C:\>Get-ExchangeServer | Format-Table Name, Edition, AdminDisplayVersion Name Edition AdminDisplayVersion ---- ------- ------------------- EX01-2016 StandardEvaluation Version 15.1 (Build 1913.5) EX02-2016 StandardEvaluation Version 15.1 (Build 1913.5)
In the next step, we will find the Exchange Product name.
Read more: Exchange Server 2016 Edition comparison »
Find Exchange Product name from Build number
Now that we know the Exchange version build number, we can find the product name. Go to the Microsoft Docs page and check the Product name. In our example, Version 15.1. (Build 1913.5) is the Exchange Server 2016 CU15.
In this article, you learned how to find the Exchange version with PowerShell. Start Exchange Management Shell and run the Get-ExchangeServer cmdlet. After that, check the product name on the Microsoft documentation website. Did you enjoy this article? You may also like Exchange database size recommendations. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.