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Connect-AzAccount The 'Connect-AzAccount' command was found in the module 'Az.Accounts', but the module could not be loaded

While connecting to Azure using powershell with Connect-AzAccount cmdlet I was receiving below error. As troubleshooting steps I tried to update/install Az module from online Microsoft PowerShell repository with -Force and -AllowClobber parameters, tried to Import Module Az, Az.Accounts on PowerShell v5.1 and 7, but with no success and error persisted.

Microsoft Azure connect-azaccount az.accounts module import-module the command was found in module cannot found module cannot be loaded

Connect-AzAccount : The 'Connect-AzAccount' command was found in the module 'Az.Accounts', but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module Az.Accounts'.
At line:1 char:1
+ Connect-AzAccount
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Connect-AzAccount:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotAutoloadMatchingModule

I tried using old cmdlet Login-AzAccount but I receiving some other error.

Microsoft azure az module login-azaccount connect-azurermaccount cound not load type 'System.Security.Cryptography.SHA256Cng' from assembly system.core culture neutral publickeytoken connect-azaccount.png

Connect-AzureRmAccount: Could not load type 'System.Security.Cryptography.SHA256Cng' from assembly 'System.Core, Version, Culture neutral, PublicKeyToken b77a5c561934e089'.

In the last I figured out this issue was due to conflict with old AzureRm module exist and new Az module. I uninstalled AzureRm module with below command, I uninstalled it from Powershell v7 and Powershell 5.1 version.

Microsoft azure powershell uninstall-azurerm warning running this cmdlet in powershell core will only remove the modules let in powershell 5.1 session to remove module.png

WARNING: Running this cmdlet in PowerShell Core will only remove the modules from PowerShell Core. Please rerun this cmd let in a PowerShell 5.1 session to remove the modules from PowerShell 5.1.

After removal of old modules, I imported Az Module and tested the Connect-AzAccount cmdlet it redirected me to url of Microsoft Azure log in page, After authentication login was successful.

Import-Module -Name Az

Microsoft Azure Powershell Import-Module -name Az connect-AzAccount subscriptionname tenantId Environment AzureCloud authentication Complete sign in password code verify.png

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