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SnapDrive powershell command failure

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Applies to

SnapDrive for Windows (SDW) 7.1 and higher


  • SnapDrive PowerShell command fails because could not load file or assembly
  • SnapDrive Powershell command like get-sdstorage -ExcludeSMB fails because of the error could not load file or assembly snapdriveadapter.dll or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found in the manual import of the specific dll is failing as well with.


  • SDW PowerShell command get-sdstorage returns empty result 
  • SnapDrive Debug log:  General Error Getting active storages task catches Exception. Details: Could not load file or assembly 'SnapDriveAdaptor.dll' or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found.


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