Powershell new user issue

Kareem 85 Reputation points

Hello. I am currently trying to learn the basics of using Powershell with Office365 and one of those is creating a new user. I enter the below code as a test:

new-msoluser -UserPrincipalName "HYang@mirador.com" -DisplayName "Harp Yan" -Firstname "Harp" -LastName "Yan" -UsageLocation "IN" -LicenseAssignment "my license"

After typing the command, I get the error below:

WARNING: This licensing cmdlet has been retired. Please update to MS Graph Set-MgUserLicense: https://aka.ms/mguserlicense

I don't really understand what that means and how I can work around this. The videos I am watching are currently two years old so I would like to know if Powershell coding has changed. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  1. Marcin Policht 13,715 Reputation points MVP

    This means that you should not be using the PowerShell cmdlets that include "msol" in their name (following the "-" character).

    Instead, you should be using cmdlets which include "mg" in their name (following the "-" character).

    To create a user, follow https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise/create-user-accounts-with-microsoft-365-powershell?view=o365-worldwide

    To set a license, follow https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise/assign-licenses-to-user-accounts-with-microsoft-365-powershell?view=o365-worldwide

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  2. Kareem 85 Reputation points

    Thanks for the response. When I type "Connect-MgGraph -Scopes "User.ReadWrite.All" in Powershell, I get an error saying that "Connect-MgGraph" is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet.