The term ‘connect-azaccount’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

This PowerShell Azure tutorial will discuss how to fix the error. The term ‘connect-azaccount’ 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. I encountered this while running the PowerShell command to connect to Microsoft Azure.

Connect-azaccount not recognized

Recently, while I was trying to connect to Microsoft Azure from PowerShell by running the below command, I was surprised to see the connect-azaccount was not found.

Connect-AzAccount

I got an error, and the complete error message is as below

Connect-AzAccount: The ‘Connect-AzAccount’ command was found in the module ‘Az.Accounts’, but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run ‘Import-Module Az. Accounts’

The error looks like the following:

connect-azaccount not recognized

Connect-azaccount is not recognized [Solution]

Solution-1

To fix the issue connect-azaccount : the term ‘connect-azaccount’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, run the below command in PowerShell.

Import-Module Az.Accounts

Once you execute the above cmdlets, you can connect to Azure from PowerShell.

When you run the command, it will ask you for the username and password, and you can see the output below:

the term 'connect-azaccount' is not recognized

Solution-2

If the above solution didn’t work for you and connect-azaccount is not working for you, then try the below steps

  1. First, run the below PowerShell cmdlet to install Module Az.
Install-Module Az
the term 'connect-azaccount' is not recognized as a name of a cmdlet

2. The second step is to import the Module Az using the below PowerShell cmdlet.

Import-Module Az
connect-azaccount : the term 'connect-azaccount' 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. at line:1 char:1 + connect-azaccount + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + categoryinfo : objectnotfound: (connect-azaccount:string) [], commandnotfoundexception + fullyqualifiederrorid : commandnotfoundexception

3. Now Run the below PowerShell cmdlet to connect to the AzAccount.

Connect-AzAccount

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Wrapping Up

In this tutorial, we learned how to fix the error; the term ‘connect-azaccount’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, that comes while connecting to Azure from PowerShell.

Hope you have enjoyed this article and this solution will help you to fix your issue as well !!!