Discovering Microsoft Exchange edition

Available from 9.2.6. To retrieve detailed information about Microsoft Exchange servers that are installed in your infrastructure, run the Get Microsoft Exchange Edition fixlet. The data is collected, imported to BigFix Inventory, and displayed in the Software Installations report.

Before you begin

The discovery of Microsoft Exchange edition is only applicable to the computers with the Microsoft Exchange server installed. The server does not need to be running during this task.

The following Microsoft Exchange versions are supported: 2007 (only 64bit version), 2010, 2013, 2016. The Microsoft Exchange edition is obtained through the cmdlet Get-ExchangeServer from Exchange Management Shell. For more information, see: Exchange Server Updates: build numbers and release dates.


  1. Log in to the BigFix console.
  2. In the navigation bar, click Sites > External Sites > BigFix Inventory v9 > Fixlets and Tasks.
  3. In the upper right pane, select Get Microsoft Exchange Edition.
  4. To run the task, click Take Action. On the Target tab, select computers from which you want to retrieve the information, and click OK.
  5. Ensure that the software scans are enabled, and run automatically. If not, run the software scan manually. Select the Software identification tags scan.
  6. Ensure that the scan results are automatically uploaded. If not, upload the results to the BigFix server manually.
  7. To make the data available in BigFix Inventory, wait for the scheduled import of data, or run it manually.


The discovered Microsoft Exchange editions are listed on the Software Installations report. To view the data, log in to BigFix Inventory, and go to Reports > Software Installations.
Notice: After you activate the Get Microsoft Exchange Edition fixlet, the Microsoft Exchange instances are duplicated on the Software Installations report. The reason behind the duplication is the dual detection. The Microsoft Exchange is included in the software catalog, and thus, detected as a standard installation. During the edition discovery, a separate line is added to the report that provides information about the Microsoft Exchange edition. See the duplicates on the following example:
The screen shows the Microsoft Exchange elements on the Software Installations panel.

You can filter the report to remove the redundant lines.