New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument

In this Azure tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the error New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument. which I got while trying to create an Azure Resource Group in the Azure Portal using PowerShell ISE.

New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument

Well, Recently while trying to create a Resource Group using the PowerShell script, I got the error A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument. The PowerShell Script that I was running was as below

Connect-AzureRmAccount
$ResourceGroupName = "Demo123"  
$location = "EastUS"  
New-AzureRmResourceGroup - Name $ResourceGroupName - Location $location 

After executing the above script, I got the error New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument. You can see the same as below

New-AzResourceGroup A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument

The complete error message was as below

New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument
‘Demo123’.
At line:4 char:1

  • New-AzureRmResourceGroup – Name $ResourceGroupName – Location $locati …
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-AzResourceGroup], ParameterBi
      ndingException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Re
      sourceManager.Cmdlets.Implementation.NewAzureResourceGroupCmdlet

Reason For The Issue

The reason for this issue is a silly mistake. If you will see bit closely, By mistake, there is one space I put in between the Name and “-” character and the same way there is one more space between the Location and the “-” character.

This was the reason for the error. I have highlighted the mistake as below. I know this is a silly mistake and can happen sometimes in hurry.

a positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument powershell script

New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument [Solved]

Now To fix the issue and to create the Azure Resource Group successfully, Follow the below steps

Open the Windows PowerShell or PowerShell ISE as Run as Administrator mode.

New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found

Now Run the below Script to Create the Resource Group in Azure Successfully

Note: Make sure not to put any space between the hyphen(-) and the Name parameter and the same way Don’t put any space between the hyphen(-) and Location parameter.

Connect-AzureRmAccount
$ResourceGroupName = "Demo123"  
$location = "EastUS"  
New-AzureRmResourceGroup -Name $ResourceGroupName -Location $location 

Once you will execute the script, it will prompt you to enter your Azure Credential. Enter the Azure Credential and then click on the Sign-in button.

Now you can able to see our Azure Resource Group in Azure is created successfully with out any issue.

A positional parameter cannot be found

This is how we can able to fix the issue New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument

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Wrapping Up

Well, in this article, we discussed how to fix the PowerShell error New-AzResourceGroup: A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument. Hope it will help you to fix your issue as well !!!

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