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Unable to import VMware powershell module

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Hi All,

I am trying to import VMware modules into my local PC's powershell but when i run "Add-PSSnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core" it comes back with an error.

I have VMware vpshere client installed but not PowerCLI.  

Can anyone please tell me where i can import vmware modules from?

I am running Windows 7 with PS ver. 3.0

Thanks in advance
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by:Derek Schauland
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What is the text of the error you are getting when adding the snapin?
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by:BCSITS
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Hi Derek,  here is the output:

Import-Module : The specified module 'vmware.vimautomation.core' was not loaded because no valid module file was found
in any module directory.
At line:1 char:1
+ Import-Module vmware.vimautomation.core
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ResourceUnavailable: (vmware.vimautomation.core:String) [Import-Module], FileNotFoundExc
   eption
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Modules_ModuleNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportModuleCommand

Thanks,
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by:Derek Schauland
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I think the VMware cmdlets are still provided in a snap in which requires add-pssnapin to be used rather than import-module

An example can be found here http://wannemacher.us/?p=341
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by:BCSITS
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Here is the same error message when i try Add-PSSAnapin vmware.vimautomation.core

Add-PSSnapin : The Windows PowerShell snap-in 'vmware.vimautomation.core' is not installed on this computer.
At line:1 char:1
+ Add-PSSnapin vmware.vimautomation.core
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (vmware.vimautomation.core:String) [Add-PSSnapin], PSArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddPSSnapinCommand
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by:Derek Schauland
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And the downloadable installer was run as an admin?
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by:BCSITS
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do you mean for the vsphere client?  if so, then yes.  powercli is not installed on my machine though.  does it need to be?

i am running powershell as admin too.
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by:BCSITS
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i have installed PowerCLI on my machine and i am now able to add the required snapin.
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Derek Schauland earned 500 total points
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Awesome. Yep the files need to be installed before adding the snap in
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thanks for your help
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