Are you looking to connect using PowerShell to your Microsoft Teams environment? Then this is the blog for you where I will provide step by step instructions along with screen pictures to show you how it is done.
- Open PowerShell on your Windows desktop. Do this by simple typing PowerShell in the search area. Make sure you choose the Run as Administrator option.
- You could already have the Microsoft Teams PowerShell module installed. Check your system using the command: Get-Module *teams*
Notice in this screen capture that I do not have any results, meaning the module is not loaded.
In this screen capture, I do have the module installed
- Next, let’s install the module using this command:
Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams
When prompted, enter A for Yes to All
Note: This is a 58MB module, so it may take a few minutes to download and install
When completed, the command prompt will reappear:
- Now let’s check to make sure there are no updates to this module. If you already had the module installed, this step is especially helpful. Use the command:
Here, I had no updates to install:
- In this step, I will connect to Microsoft Teams. Use the command:
- In a pop-up prompt, enter the administrator credentials for your organization.
You may alsoyou should be using be prompted for your Multi-Factor Authentication(MFA). For information about how to setup MFA, see this blog I wrote.
- Once connected successfully, you will see a screen similar to this:
- Congratulations! You are now connected to Microsoft Teams using Microsoft PowerShell!
- To get a list of all available cmdlets in Microsoft Teams, use the command below:
Get-Command -Module MicrosoftTeams
Note: A full list of cmdlets and detailed explanations of what each do is available in this MicrosoftTeamsPowerShell document.
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