Appendix 4: PowerShell Setup - Office 365

Appendix 4: PowerShell Setup - Office 365



Appendix 4: PowerShell Setup - Office 365


Pre-requisites for Microsoft Office365 use cases:

What do you need to know before you begin?

  1. Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes
  2. You can use the following versions of Windows:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


Note: Use a 64-bit version of Windows. Support for the 32-bit version the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell was discontinued in October, 2014.


  1. The Office 365 work or school account that you use for these procedures needs to be a member of an Office 365 admin role. For more information, see About Office 365 admin roles.



Step 1: Check if required module is installed 

Note: Open PowerShell from start menu and use below commands for further process. 

  1. Check if “MSOnline” module is installed by using below command :

Command:      Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name MSOnline

Expected output:

     Directory: C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules



ModuleType Version    Name                                ExportedCommands                                                                               

---------- -------    ----                                ----------------                                                                               

Manifest   1.1.166.0  MSOnline                            {Get-MsolDevice, Remove-MsolDevice, Enable-MsolDevice, Disable-MsolDevice...}    



  1. Import Module using below command :


Command:     Import-Module -Name MSOnline


Step 2: Install required software


These steps are required once on your computer, not every time you connect. 

However, you'll likely need to install newer versions of the software periodically.


Install the 64-bit version of the Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant: Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant for IT Professionals RTW.







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