How to install the PowerShell Active Directory Module in Windows Server

Jorge here again. In this post, I want to show how to install the Active Directory Module for PowerShell. The AD module is already installed on domain controllers on Windows Server but on member servers, you can add the module as a feature in Server Manager or using PowerShell.

Server Manager Workaround

  1. Start Server Manager.
  2. Click Manage >> Add Roles and Features.
  3. Click Next until you reach Features.
  4. Role Administration Tools >> AD DS and AD LDS Tools.
  5. Enable Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.

Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.

PowerShell Workaround

Run the following PowerShell command as administrator:

Add-WindowsFeature

Then you can verify it with the Get-WindowsFeature cmdlet.

Get-WindowsFeature

If you want to know more about AD Module for PowerShell, check out this link: https://technet.microsoft.com/es-es/library/hh852274%28v=wps.630%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396