I am trying to install "SharePoint Online Management Shell" when I do so got below error.

This application requires the following to be installed:

  • PowerShell 3.0.

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When I checked my Power Shell version its greater then 3.0

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4 Answers 4


looks like you need to install the PowerShell 3.0 as it is required. You can download the PowerShell 3.0 from here

Once you install it then retry to install the SPO management shell. Also take a look here:


  • Thanks for helping but when I try to install this it says "The update is not applicable for your computer" Jun 6, 2019 at 14:40
  • try to uninstall the current version of PowerShell and SPO powershell then install the power 3.0
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 6, 2019 at 14:44
  • Not sure what do you mean by uninstall current version of PowerShell. Do you have some link for instruction to remove. I removed "Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell" with command "Uninstall-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell -Force" Jun 6, 2019 at 15:06

SharePoint Online Management Shell requires PowerShell 3.0 installed:

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Please install PowerShell 3.0 here:

Windows Management Framework 3.0

  • Thanks for helping but when I try to install this it says "The update is not applicable for your computer" Jun 6, 2019 at 14:39
  • @RaviKhambhati, please check the fix from here for this error you are meeting: mikefrobbins.com/2012/11/03/…
    – Jerry
    Jun 7, 2019 at 6:27
  • I have looked into the article but when I try to in stall .net framework it says I already have a newer version of the framework and couln't install. Jun 12, 2019 at 15:29

This article seems to address your exact issue:


It specifically states to Download and Install Windows Management Framework 5.1 if your error appears:


After installing, run your SPO Management Shell installer again.

  • WMF 5.0 RTM has been superseded by WMF 5.1. So try to install that and got "Update for Windows (KB3191566) is already installed on this computer." Jun 6, 2019 at 14:41
  • Updated link to 5.1 above.
    – user58700
    Jun 6, 2019 at 15:22
  • I have tried the same one and its already installed on my machine Jun 6, 2019 at 15:32

I encounter similar issue on Windows 10 machine. Windows 10 is using 5.1 and you can't force it to run 3.0. What works for me is to run CMD in Administrator then run the MSI installer from there. That shoule install SP Management Shell Successfully without requiring 3.0

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