Could not load the file or assembly Microsoft.Web.Administration Version=7.0.0.0 when running the Exchange Management Console

Earlier today I received the following error message while using the Exchange 2007 32bit Admin tools on a Windows 7 client computer, when trying to access information under ‘Server Configuration’ in the Exchange Management Console:

 

“Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Web.Administration, Version 7.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35′ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.”

Error message Could not load file or assembly Microsoft.Web.Administration

 

To correct this error I opened the ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ screen and enabled the Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Management Tools, as shown below:

 

Enabling the IIS Web Management Tools in Windows 7

 

I then restarted the Exchange Management Console and the desired functionality was restored.

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6 Responses to Could not load the file or assembly Microsoft.Web.Administration Version=7.0.0.0 when running the Exchange Management Console

  1. hapstra says:

    Great piece of information. Worked for me!

    Happened after updating Exchange to Sp3 RU6 to my HT’s and role-less management server.

  2. Brian says:

    Thanks for the fix!

  3. oasysadmin says:

    Glad to be of help!

  4. Nick says:

    worked for me. awesome sauce!

  5. Mike says:

    Found this via google search and saved me a lot of digging. Thanks for taking the time to share it so I could get on with my day!

  6. Thanks, this helped me too.

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