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Sep 29, 2011

error running add-pssnapin iControlSnapin

I need some help getting the powershell plugin to work. It was previously installed some months back but when i come to run it now i get errors.




My system specs are


XP sp3 x86


quad-core core2duo






Am trying to run the command



add-pssnapin iControlSnapin




on my system but i keep getting this error message:




Add-PSSnapin : Cannot load Windows PowerShell snap-in iControlSnapIn because of the following error: The Windows PowerShell snap-in module C:\Program Files\F5 networks\iControlSnapIn\iControlSnapIn.dll does not have required Windows PowerShell snap-in strong name iControlSnapIn, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null.


At line:1 char:13


+ add-pssnapin <<<< iControlSnapIn


+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (iControlSnapIn:String) [Add-PSSnapin], PSSnapInException


+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddPSSnapinCommand





I have re-installed the icontrol snapin but the error keeps occuring. What am i doing wrong and what do i need to do to fix it









2 Replies

  • Hi Andrew, I've just updated the installer to include the most recent iControl assembly (11.0.0). Once you run the installer, you'll need to re-run the setupSnapin.ps1 script to re-register the snapin's latest version in the powershell runtime configuration. Let me know if that doesn't work for you.


  • Hey Joe



    I downloaded the iControlSnapIn.msi file yesterday from the downloads section in this group( so i assume this is the latest file).



    When i go to run setupsnapin.ps1 script it brings up the message Already registered



    This occurs even after uninstalling the icontrolsnapin from Add/Remove programs and restarting the PC.



    Do i need to go through and delete the registry entries?



    EDIT - i used your remove-Snapin function in the script to remove it before re-running . .\SetupSnapin.ps1



    this time it re-registered and now the snapin is usable again.