I want to write PowerShell for SharePoint online using ISE, but I can't seem to be able to make it use the intellisense for the object. When I run the

Import-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Powershell -Verbose

it's giving me this error:

The specified module 'Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Powershell' was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory

How can I fix this problem?

2 Answers 2


You need to open ISE so it is running under an administrator account as well in order for it to import the module. The error you're seeing is a permission issue, and it happens even on the SharePoint online management shell when you don't run it as an administrator. You need to run ISE as an administrator too.

  • oops, you were right it's a security thing. thanks for your direction.
    – Tam neal
    Dec 18, 2015 at 13:09

Do you really have SharePoint Online Management Shell installed? That is what you need.

Download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35588

  • Hi Robert, yes I have it, I open it using admin account, and connect with: connect-sposervice. It works 100%, but I want to use ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment), in order to get intellisense. using Import-Module isn't working. Any extra steps I need to do?
    – Tam neal
    Dec 18, 2015 at 11:12
  • I think it might be so, check here: pcfromdc.blogspot.se/2013/08/… if it helps you out Dec 18, 2015 at 12:05

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