I am trying to convert the Publishing Service Module to a WDP, but I am receiving this error. I have searched and do not see a solution that applies to the Sitecore Azure Toolkit

ConvertTo-SCModuleWebDeployPackage: The type initializer for 'DotNet.Basics.IO.SystemIoPath' threw an exception.

My PowerShell (running PowerShell 7 in admin mode after loading both the module and dll is as follows. I have dacpac installed):

ConvertTo-SCModuleWebDeployPackage -Path "C:\Sitecore Azure Toolkit\SitecorePublishingModule1020rev00631.zip" -Destination "C:\Sitecore Azure Toolkit" -force -verbose
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    Have you tried running in Windows PowerShell 5.1? Commented May 18, 2023 at 18:24
  • Thanks @MichaelWest, I am trying that now.
    – Kode
    Commented May 18, 2023 at 18:26
  • It is not letting me install the dll in 5.1 Import-Module "C:\Sitecore Azure Toolkit\Sitecore Azure Toolkit 2.7.0-r02533.1285\tools\Sitecore.Cloud.Cmdlets.dll" -Verbose
    – Kode
    Commented May 18, 2023 at 18:27
  • Import-Module .\tools\Sitecore.Cloud.Cmdlets.dll Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Sitecore Azure Toolkit\Sitecore Azure Toolkit 2.7.0-r02533.1285\tools\Sitecore.Cloud.Cmdlets.dll' or one of its dependencies. Operation is not supported. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515)
    – Kode
    Commented May 18, 2023 at 18:48

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I encountered a similar problem while attempting to convert my Sitecore package to an SCWDP package. The issue appeared when running the command in Windows PowerShell 7. However, I found that running the same command in PowerShell 5.1 resolved the problem.

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