Hi Everyone this is Prem, I have worked as Microsoft 365 support ambassador. In this blog I will share how to Fix 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, error in PowerShell.
This error occurs when we try to connect to Microsoft 365 Admin center using PowerShell and it fails to recognize the Connect-MsolService command.
Connect-MsolService command is available in the PowerShell Module named MsOnline, We will first have to install the module to be able to run the connect command.
Steps to Install and Connect to Microsoft 365 admin Center using PowerShell:
Search for Windows PowerShell on the computer and Run it as administrator:
It should look like this:
Now we will run the command below in the PowerShell to install the Module which will help us to run the command Connect-MsolService later:
Install-Module -Name MsOnline -Scope CurrentUser
If you get the warning: You are installing the modules from an untrusted repository. If you trust this repository, change its InstallationPolicy value by running the Set-PSRepository cmdlet. Are you sure you want to install the modules from
[Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is “N”):
Type A and hit Enter.
Now run the following:
If you get error that running script is disabled while running any of the above command then run the following command and after this run the above commands again:
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
Allow it to set the execution policy if prompted.
Once import is completed run the below command to connect:
Enter your Global Admin email address and password (Depending on the task to be performed on the PowerShell you can use different admin account as well).
In conclusion if you get The term Connect-MsolService is not recognized Error in Powershell then you will have to install the module first using the steps shown above to fix the error.
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