PowerShell error: The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.
On my development VM, I created a new user in AD. I added the user to my Farm Admins. But when I loaded powershell, I got the message
The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.
As it turns out, I hadn’t yet given my account any rights to SQL. Things began to work once the account had access to the WSS_Content db. Check your access by SQL Management Studio, under WSS_Content, Security, UserName > Right Click > Properties. I started a new PS window, too, just in case.