Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 Error – ‘The IIS 6 WMI Compatibility component is required’


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If you attempt to install Exchange Service Pack 3 on an Exchange server that is currently running Service Pack 1 you will see this error.

The IIS 6 WMI Compatalility component is required

Error: The 'IIS 6 WMI Compatibility' component is required. Install the component via Server Manager.


Note: This was a prerequisite for SP2, so if you do not see this error your Exchange was deployed with SP2 slipstreamed into it, or the problem was dealt with when SP2 was installed.

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1. Launch the Exchange Management Shell

2. Execute the following two commands;
Import-Module servermanager
Add-WindowsFeature Web-WMI

Install The 'IIS 6 WMI Compatibility' component

3. Try again to install SP3.

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