The term ‘Get-AzureAccount’ is not recognized error

In this PowerShell azure tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the error, The term ‘Get-AzureAccount’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet and The specified module ‘Azure’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found. Both the error I got while running the PowerShell command to get the Subscription details.

The term ‘Get-AzureAccount’ is not recognized

Recently, while trying to get my Azure Subscription details using the below cmdlet, I got the error The term ‘Get-AzureAccount’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.

I was executing the below PowerShell cmdlet

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AzureAccount
The term 'Get-AzureAccount' is not recognized

The exact error message was

Get-AzureAccount: The term ‘Get-AzureAccount’ 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:2 char:1

  • Get-AzureAccount
  • ~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Get-AzureAccount:String) [], CommandNotFoundExce
      ption
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Now to fix the above error, Open the PowerShell ISE as run as administrator mode

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

i tried importing the Azure module using the below cmdlet

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

But after executing the above script, I got the below error again

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

The specified module 'Azure' was not loaded

The complete error message was as below

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

At line:1 char:1

  • Import-Module Azure
  • ~~~~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (Azure:String) [Import-Module], FileNotFound
      Exception
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : Modules_ModuleNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModule
      Command

Now to fix both the above issues, you need to install the Azure module using the below cmdlet

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-Module Azure
The term 'Get-AzureAccount' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Now once you will click on the Yes button on the Untrusted repository pop up, you can see below it started installing the required Azure module

The term 'Get-AzureAccount' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet,function

Now you can able to see below, the installation of Azure module has been completed successfully.

get-azureaccount is not recognized

Now if you will try executing the Get-AzureAccount cmdlet, you will not get any error this time

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AzureAccount

So installation of the Azure module will fix both the above mentioned issues.

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Conclusion

Well, Since the Azure module was not installed on my computer, so I got the above mentioned two issues. So here in this Azure tutorial, we saw how to fix both of the issues that are Get-AzureAccount: The term ‘Get-AzureAccount’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program as well as Import-Module: The specified module ‘Azure’ was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it helped you to fix your issues !!!!

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