Build fails with missing file: System.Management.Automation.dll

The Problem

  • The Build breaks with the following message:

Exception Message: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Management.Automation, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35′ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. (type FileNotFoundException)

The Solution

The Cause

  • You might be using the Community TFS Build Extensions. These include the InvokePowerShellCommand activity, which has a dependency on this .DLL


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