The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory error

In this PowerShell azure tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the error, The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory. This error I got while running the PowerShell command to import the ADSync module.

The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory

Recently, I was trying to run the PowerShell cmdlet to import the ADSync module. Then I got the error “The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory”.

I was executing the below PowerShell cmdlet to import the ADSync module.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Import-Module ADSync

You can see it here

The specified module 'ADSync' was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory

The exact error message was as below

Import-Module: The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was
found in any module directory.

At line:1 char:1

  • Import-Module ADSync
  • ~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (ADSync:String) [Import-Module], FileNotFoun
      dException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : Modules_ModuleNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModule
      Command

Resolution

Now to fix the error, The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory, you can follow the below steps.

Step-1: Open the Windows PowerShell or PowerShell ISE with run as administrator mode

The specified module 'ADSync' was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory

Step-2: The next step is to run the below PowerShell cmdlet to see what modules are available. ADSync module should be listed in your list of the installed modules.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-Module
The specified module 'ADSync' was not loaded because no valid module

If you have already installed and you are getting the error and you can fix that issue ADSync module is not listed. If you have the ADSync module is listed after executing the above command then move to Step-3.

Step-3: Now the next step is to import the ADSync module using the below PowerShell cmdlet.

Import-Module -Name "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\ADSync" -Verbose
The specified module 'ADSync' was not loaded because no valid module file was  found

The default installation path for the ADSync module is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\ADSync. Still, you can crosscheck if for you the path is the same before running the above command.

This time, you should get the desired output. It should executed successfully with out any issue.

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Conclusion

Here, in this article, we discussed the fix or the solution for the error The specified module ‘ADSync’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory which I got while trying to execute the PowerShell cmdlet to import the ADSync module. Hope this helps you to fix your issue !!!

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