Monthly Archives: January 2016

The term ‘Test-AzureResource’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program

Microsoft have followed through with the deprecated warning on Test-AzureResource and it’s finally been removed. So there’s now a lot of PowerShell scripts out there that no longer work.

A quick alternative that involves nothing more than a search and replace (at least in my scripts so far!) is Find-AzureRmResource, behaviour is the same returning $FALSE if the Azure resource doesn’t exist and $TRUE if it does. So this snippet:

    if (!(Test-AzureRMResource `
        -ResourceName $vmName `
        -ResourceType "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines" `
        -ResourceGroupName $rgName)) {

can simply be replaced with:

    if (!(find-AzureRMResource `
        -ResourceName $vmName `
        -ResourceType "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines" `
        -ResourceGroupName $rgName)) {

and everything’s good.