Applies To:

GroupID 10 – GroupID Management Shell

Problem Statement:

We want to use GroupID Management Shell to create Smart Groups. However, when we launch Management Shell, it gives the following error and no cmdlet seems to work. Is there a way to resolve this issue?


This issue occurs when GroupID Management Shell is unable to load the Nest.dll file while making a connection to the identity store. To resolve it, follow the steps given below.

Note: It is highly recommended to create a backup or snapshot of the GroupID instances before proceeding with any major changes.


  1. Locate the GroupID.ps1 file at the following location and create a backup of the original file before making any changes to it.

    [GroupID Installation drive]:\Program Files\Imanami\GroupID 10.0\
  2. Open the file with Notepad++ and find the following code on lines 18-21.

  3. Replace these lines of code with the following and save the changes.

    if (test-path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Imanami\GroupID\Version 10.0")
         $global:groupidhome = (get-itemproperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Imanami\GroupID\Version 10.0").Path
     [Reflection.assembly]::LoadFile($global:groupidhome + 'Nest.dll')

  4. Relaunch GroupID Management Shell and it will load normally, as shown below:

    All the standard cmdlets available within GroupID Management Shell to manage, create, and manipulate objects can be used now.

    Note: In case you run into problems, contact