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64-bit PowerShell modules are not being loaded #36

alexandrudima opened this issue Nov 30, 2015 · 2 comments


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commented Nov 30, 2015

From microsoft/vscode#714
From @MakwaWes
CC @daviwil


Some PowerShell modules aren't automatically loaded by 'Microsoft.PowerShell.EditorServices.Host.exe'.
The following path isn't included : '**C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules**'
although it actually reads the x64 counterpart ('C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules').

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commented Nov 30, 2015

Hi @MakwaWes, I believe this is happening because the language service process is being launched in 32-bit mode. Since that's the case, I think the 64-bit modules folder isn't being loaded. In a future update I'm going to provide a way to change the bitness of the language service process so that modules are loaded from the appropriate location.

@daviwil daviwil changed the title PowerShell module path missing 64-bit PowerShell modules are not being loaded Nov 30, 2015

@rkeithhill rkeithhill added this to the 0.4.0 milestone Feb 13, 2016


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commented Feb 13, 2016

This was addressed the 0.4.0 release.


reads the x64 counterpart 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules'

Is actually the x86 counterpart.

Anyway, you can select the "PowerShell" debugger to execute a 64-bit debug host adapter on 64-bit windows. That will load 64-bit modules. If you need to load x86 (32-bit) modules on a 64-bit OS, select the "PowerShell x86" debugger.

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