Install Azure PowerShell on Windows with MSI

This article explains how to install Azure PowerShell on Windows using an MSI installer.
Use these installation methods only if they're necessary for your system. The recommended way to install Azure PowerShell on Windows is with PowerShellGet. For instructions on using PowerShellGet to install Azure PowerShell, see Install Azure PowerShell with PowerShellGet.

Note

The Web Platform Installer method of installation is no longer available for versions of Azure PowerShell 6.x and higher. If you require use of the Web Platform Installer please consider using the MSI instead, or you can install an earlier version of Azure PowerShell.

To install on Linux or macOS environments, see Install Azure PowerShell on macOS or Linux.

Install or update on Windows using the MSI Package

Azure PowerShell can be installed using the MSI file available from GitHub. If you have installed previous versions of Azure modules as an MSI, the installer automatically removes them. The MSI package installs modules in ${env:ProgramFiles}\WindowsPowerShell\Modules. Both the AzureRM and Azure modules are installed.

Note

Only use the Azure module if you are working with the Azure classic deployment model.

To start working with Azure PowerShell, you need to load AzureRM into your current PowerShell session with the Import-Module cmdlet, and then sign in with your Azure credentials.

# Import the module into the PowerShell session
Import-Module AzureRM
# Connect to Azure with an interactive dialog for sign-in
Connect-AzureRmAccount

You'll need to repeat these steps for every new PowerShell session you start. Automatically importing the AzureRM module requires setting up a PowerShell profile, which you can learn about in About Profiles. To learn how to persist your Azure sign-in across sessions, see Persist user credentials across PowerShell sessions.