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No snap-ins have been registered for Windows PowerShell version 3


I was developing an app to manage exchange mailboxes and having the error when running the app in VS 2010.

No snap-ins have been registered for Windows PowerShell version 3

It turned out that I was targeting x86 platform in project properties, and I think due to which app was trying to pick 32 bit powershell. I changed the target cpu to “Any CPU” and then error disappeared.

Also please look at

Hope it helps someone else too.

Note: To develop apps for Exchange 2013 preview using Exchange PowerShell sdk, you would have to use VS 2010, becuase Exchange server 2013 have been developed using .net 4.0, and you cannot add .net 4.0 DLL references in VS 2008 or lower versions.


Laeeq Qazi

October 2, 2012 - Posted by | Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 | ,


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  3. The Windows Server 2008 R2 PowerShell fix for me was to copy the PowerShell registry key from a working server to the one that was having problems.


    Problem solved. The SharePoint PowerShell snapin is now Registered and the one that gets installed with SharePoint works.

    Comment by arnoldvilleneuve | January 23, 2016 | Reply

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