Another error during the configuration of the MIM Sync with SharePoint 2016. One will see during or after configuration of the Microsoft Identity Manager synchronization with User profile service.

Start-SharePointSync : The term 'Start-SharePointSync' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet,

When trying to start the SharePoint Synchronization either Full or Delta, we will end up the following error:

PS C:\Users\kfinst> Start-SharePointSync

Start-SharePointSync : The term 'Start-SharePointSync' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

At line:1 char:1

+ Start-SharePointSync

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Start-SharePointSync:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

PS C:\Users\kfinst> Start-SharePointSync -delta

Start-SharePointSync : The term 'Start-SharePointSync' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

At line:1 char:1

+ Start-SharePointSync -delta

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Start-SharePointSync:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

PS C:\Users\kfinst>

Reason:

The SharePointSync Module is not loaded before the start of these commands.

Resolution:

Import the SharePoint Sync module using the following command:

Import-Module C:\SharePointSync\SharePointSync.psm1 -Force

Once loaded, then you will able to run Full or Delta Sync.