Get-MsolUser : The term ‘Get-MsolUser’ is not recognized

Get-MsolUser the term is not recognized

You’re trying to manage Office 365 users with PowerShell and get this error:

Get-MsolUser : The term 'Get-MsolUser' 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
+ Get-MsolUser
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Get-MsolUser:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

This error is caused by the MSOnline Module for PowerShell not being loaded, and therefore the command “Get-MsolUser” is not recognized.

(PowerShell 3.0 and later versions will autoload the necessary module, so the problem is likely that the MSOnline module is missing from your system.)

To fix this problem, install the MSOnline module by running the following command:

Install-Module MSOnline

(make sure to run it as Administrator – read more about PowerShell module load order and advanced troubleshooting here)

After running this command, you may receive the following message:

Untrusted repository
You are installing the modules from an untrusted repository. If you trust this repository, change its
InstallationPolicy value by running the Set-PSRepository cmdlet. Are you sure you want to install the modules from
'PSGallery'?
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "N"): Y

Type Y and press enter to have the module downloaded and installed.

You can then connect to your tenant and start managing your Azure AD user accounts:

PS C:\> Connect-MsolService
PS C:\> Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName hans.c.orsted@azure.skrubbeltrang.com
UserPrincipalName                     DisplayName           isLicensed
-----------------                     -----------           ----------
hans.c.orsted@azure.skrubbeltrang.com Hans Christian Ørsted True

Manage Office 365 Users and Licenses Without PowerShell

If you’re looking for a faster and more efficient way to manage your Office 365 users, licenses, and mailboxes, you should have a look at Easy365Manager.

With Easy365Manager, you can directly manage Office 365 users and mailboxes in the Active Directory Users & Computers management console.

Easy365Manager is a snap-in that extends the user and group properties in AD Users & Computers.

As seen here, with Easy365Manager, you have direct and easy access to configure the Office 365 licenses of your AD users from the familiar Active Directory admin tool:

Create an Office 365 mailbox using Easy365Manager

For a complete list of features in Easy365Manager, have a look at this.

You can download a fully functional 30-day trial here.

MSOnline Module PowerShell Commands

If you want to know what commands are available in the MSOnline PowerShell module, use the following command.

PS C:\> (Get-Module -Name MSOnline).ExportedCommands | ft key
Key
---
Add-MsolAdministrativeUnitMember
Add-MsolForeignGroupToRole
Add-MsolGroupMember
Add-MsolRoleMember
Add-MsolScopedRoleMember
Confirm-MsolDomain
Confirm-MsolEmailVerifiedDomain
Connect-MsolService
Convert-MsolDomainToFederated
Convert-MsolDomainToStandard
Convert-MsolFederatedUser
Disable-MsolDevice
Enable-MsolDevice
Get-MsolAccountSku
Get-MsolAdministrativeUnit
Get-MsolAdministrativeUnitMember
Get-MsolCompanyAllowedDataLocation
Get-MsolCompanyInformation
Get-MsolContact
Get-MsolDevice
Get-MsolDeviceRegistrationServicePolicy
Get-MsolDirSyncConfiguration
Get-MsolDirSyncFeatures
Get-MsolDirSyncProvisioningError
Get-MsolDomain
Get-MsolDomainFederationSettings
Get-MsolDomainVerificationDns
Get-MsolFederationProperty
Get-MsolGroup
Get-MsolGroupMember
Get-MsolHasObjectsWithDirSyncProvisioningErrors
Get-MsolPartnerContract
Get-MsolPartnerInformation
Get-MsolPasswordPolicy
Get-MsolRole
Get-MsolRoleMember
Get-MsolScopedRoleMember
Get-MsolServicePrincipal
Get-MsolServicePrincipalCredential
Get-MsolSubscription
Get-MsolUser
Get-MsolUserByStrongAuthentication
Get-MsolUserRole
New-MsolAdministrativeUnit
New-MsolDomain
New-MsolFederatedDomain
New-MsolGroup
New-MsolLicenseOptions
New-MsolServicePrincipal
New-MsolServicePrincipalAddresses
New-MsolServicePrincipalCredential
New-MsolUser
New-MsolWellKnownGroup
Redo-MsolProvisionContact
Redo-MsolProvisionGroup
Redo-MsolProvisionUser
Remove-MsolAdministrativeUnit
Remove-MsolAdministrativeUnitMember
Remove-MsolApplicationPassword
Remove-MsolContact
Remove-MsolDevice
Remove-MsolDomain
Remove-MsolFederatedDomain
Remove-MsolForeignGroupFromRole
Remove-MsolGroup
Remove-MsolGroupMember
Remove-MsolRoleMember
Remove-MsolScopedRoleMember
Remove-MsolServicePrincipal
Remove-MsolServicePrincipalCredential
Remove-MsolUser
Reset-MsolStrongAuthenticationMethodByUpn
Restore-MsolUser
Set-MsolADFSContext
Set-MsolAdministrativeUnit
Set-MsolCompanyAllowedDataLocation
Set-MsolCompanyContactInformation
Set-MsolCompanyMultiNationalEnabled
Set-MsolCompanySecurityComplianceContactInformation
Set-MsolCompanySettings
Set-MsolDeviceRegistrationServicePolicy
Set-MsolDirSyncConfiguration
Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled
Set-MsolDirSyncFeature
Set-MsolDomain
Set-MsolDomainAuthentication
Set-MsolDomainFederationSettings
Set-MsolGroup
Set-MsolPartnerInformation
Set-MsolPasswordPolicy
Set-MsolServicePrincipal
Set-MsolUser
Set-MsolUserLicense
Set-MsolUserPassword
Set-MsolUserPrincipalName
Update-MsolFederatedDomain
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