Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WFA No snap-ins have been registered for Windows PowerShell version 5

This is around for a while, but still not fixed apparently.

Problem :
if you want Vcenter integration with WFA and you installed the latest Vmware PowerCLI. You will get the error "No snap-ins have been registered for Windows PowerShell version 5".

Explanation :
Vmware (finally) changed their PowerCli names to "module" instead of the old "snapin". In WFA however, we are still looking for "snapin".

Easy fix :
Just goto the WFA install folder, under /posh/ you will find a WFAWrapper.ps1. Do a search replace of the word "snapin" with "module" and the problem will be fixed.


  1. # load VMware module
    if (!(Get-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Core))
    Get-WFALogger -Info -message $("Trying to add PS Module for VMware")
    Import-Module -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Core -ErrorAction Stop
    Get-WFALogger -Error -message $("FAILED to load PS Module for VMware")
    Throw "Unable to load VMware Powershell Module"

    1. Worth noting that along with replacing 'snapin' with 'module' in the WFAWrapper.ps1 file you will also need to change 'get-psmodule' with 'get-module' and 'Add-PSmodule' with 'import-module'

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