Connect-Msolservice is not recognized

This Azure PowerShell article will discuss how to fix the error “connect-msolservice is not recognized.” That I got while executing the Connect-Msolservice PowerShell command.

Connect-Msolservice is not recognized

Recently, I was trying to execute the Connect-Msolservice PowerShell command to initiate a connection to my Azure Active Directory, But all of a sudden, I got this error. You can see the below screenshot for your reference.

the term 'connect-msolservice' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Below is the complete error message for your reference.

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, then run the below command in Windows PowerShell.

Connect-Msolservice is not recognized [Solved]

If you are getting this error, you can try the solutions below to fix this issue.


  1. To fix the error, open the Windows PowerShell command prompt in administrator mode
connect-msolservice : the term 'connect-msolservice' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

2. The next step is to run the below PowerShell cmdlet to install the MSOnline module

Install-Module -Name MSOnline
connect-msolservice : authentication error: unexpected authentication failure.

Click on the Yes button on the above pop-up. Then click on the Yes to All button from the below Pop-up.

Connect-Msolservice is not recognized

You can fix the error. No match was found for the specified search criteria and module name ‘MSOnline’, in case you get the same error while installing the MSOnline PowerShell module.

After successfully installation, you can execute the below command.

Import-Module MSOnline
$credentials = Get-Credential
connect-msolservice -Credential $Credential

Now, you can log in successfully with your credentials. Check out the screenshot below.

connect-msolservice: the term 'connect-msolservice' is not recognized as a name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or executable program.

Note: Run the Windows PowerShell ISE with Run as Administrator mode and then follow the above steps. Otherwise, you will end up with the same error.


If the above solution didn’t work for you and you are still getting the same error, then try the below steps

Run the below PowerShell cmdlets in the same order, one after the other

uninstall-module AzureAD
install-module AzureAD
install-module AzureADPreview
install-module MSOnline

Import-Module MSOnline
$credentials = Get-Credential
connect-msolservice -Credential $Credential

This will fix this error, and you will be able to initiate the connection to your Azure AD with the connect-sol service PowerShell command successfully.

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Final Thoughts

In this Azure PowerShell article, we discussed 3 methods to fix the error “Connect-Msolservice not recognized”. I hope this information will help you !!!