[Solved] ‘Connect-MsolService’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

PSCommand commandToRun = new PSCommand();
commandToRun.AddCommand("Connect-MsolService");
commandToRun.AddParameter("Credential", new PSCredential(msolUsername, msolPassword));

powershell.Streams.ClearStreams();
powershell.Commands = commandToRun;
powershell.Invoke();

I am trying to run above code in visual studio and getting the following error :
The term ‘Connect-MsolService’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
But I am able to Connect to Msol service from Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. Please help.

Enquirer: Aathira

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Solution #1:

I had to do this in that order:

Install-Module MSOnline
Install-Module AzureAD
Import-Module AzureAD
Respondent: Anthony O.

Solution #2:

All links to the Azure Active Directory Connection page now seem to be invalid.

I had an older version of Azure AD installed too, this is what worked for me.
Install this.

Run these in an elevated PS session:

uninstall-module AzureAD  # this may or may not be needed
install-module AzureAD
install-module AzureADPreview
install-module MSOnline

I was then able to log in and run what I needed.

Respondent: Basher 590

Solution #3:

This issue can occur if the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell isn’t loaded correctly.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps.
1.Install the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell on the computer (if it isn’t already installed). To install the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, go to the following Microsoft website:
Manage Azure AD using Windows PowerShell

2.If the MSOnline module isn’t present, use Windows PowerShell to import the MSOnline module.

Import-Module MSOnline 

After it complete, we can use this command to check it.

PS C:Users> Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name MSOnline*


    Directory: C:windowssystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0Modules


ModuleType Version    Name                                ExportedCommands
---------- -------    ----                                ----------------
Manifest   1.1.166.0  MSOnline                            {Get-MsolDevice, Remove-MsolDevice, Enable-MsolDevice, Disable-MsolDevice...}
Manifest   1.1.166.0  MSOnlineExtended                    {Get-MsolDevice, Remove-MsolDevice, Enable-MsolDevice, Disable-MsolDevice...}

More information about this issue, please refer to it.


Update:

We should import azure AD powershell to VS 2015, we can add tool and select Azure AD powershell.

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Respondent: Jason Ye

Solution #4:

Following worked for me:

  1. Uninstall the previously installed ‘Microsoft Online Service Sign-in Assistant’ and ‘Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell’.
  2. Install 64-bit versions of ‘Microsoft Online Service Sign-in Assistant’ and ‘Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell’.
    https://littletalk.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/install-and-configure-the-office-365-powershell-cmdlets/

If you get the following error In order to install Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, you must have Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant version 7.0 or greater installed on this computer, then install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals BETA:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39267

  1. Copy the folders called MSOnline and MSOnline Extended from the source

C:WindowsSystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0Modules

to the folder

C:WindowsSysWOW64WindowsPowerShellv1.0Modules

https://stackoverflow.com/a/16018733/5810078.

(But I have actually copied all the possible files from

C:WindowsSystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0

to

C:WindowsSysWOW64WindowsPowerShellv1.0

(For copying you need to alter the security permissions of that folder))

Respondent: Aathira

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