Question

When opening SharePoint Management Shell, we see this error: "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered."

Environment

  • SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 2008 R2 Standard

Solution:

Are you logged on as SharePoint Farm Admin? If not, you need domain admin to have access execute the below code.

Fix:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

Add-SPShellAdmin -username DOMAIN\SPAdmin

The simple fix is to log off and log on as SP Farm Admin.

Enjoy PowerShell :)