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  • #19283

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    Hi All,

    Apologies for what probably is a stupid question.

    Running Windows 8.1 Pro, installed the Azure AD Module, and SharePoint Online Module (which required .net 3)

    I went to enable some additional features like telnet client with an add-windowsfeature but I got the error cmdlet unknown. Same thing with Get-WindowsFeature, or Install-WindowsFeature.

    I tried the same in ISE, it is like these cmdlets don't exist anymore.

    Im not sure where or how to go about troubleshooting missing cmdlets.

    Any help?

  • #19287

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    sfc /scannow came back fine (as expected)

  • #19289

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    so I found that the servermanager module is completely missing.

    I have copied it from another PC but that did not help.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> import-module servermanager
    import-module : The module to process 'Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.PowerShell', listed in field 'NestedModules' of
    module manifest 'C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\servermanager\servermanager.psd1' was not
    processed because no valid module was found in any module directory.
    At line:1 char:1
    + import-module servermanager
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (servermanager:String) [Import-Module], PSInvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Modules_ModuleFileNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModuleCommand

  • #19293

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    So apparently ServerManager is not part of 8.1 🙁 always the last to know.

    Anyone have any links to why? how?

  • #19294

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    Check to make sure you still have the Server Manager feature installed under Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows Features On or Off. The PowerShell module and the Server Manager console get installed together; it's under "Remtoe Server Administration Tools".

  • #19309

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    Well as it turned out, I didn't have the RSAT installed at all yet (new install). I didn't realise there had been this change though, its probably too far back to remember accurately but I thought with windows 7 ServerManager was available by default, certainly the add-windowsfeature cmdlet worked against the local computer.

    Of course none of the documentation I have read on TechNet suggests that RSAT is required, but I guess that could just be that I haven't found the right page yet!

  • #19316

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    Windows 7 doesn't include the ServerManager module, no. It's in the RSAT. And the one for Windows 7/Win2008 is pretty different from Windows 8/Win2012, although the newer ones include some aliases to help keep things looking the same.

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