Recently I was trying to insert items to SharePoint online list through PowerShell command. The error was coming in the below line while calling the ExecuteQuery() method. The error comes as Exception calling “ExecuteQuery” with “0” argument(s): “Unable to connect to the remote server”
Exception calling “ExecuteQuery” with “0” argument(s): “Unable to connect to the remote server”
Exception calling ExecuteQuery with 0 argument(s): Unable to connect to the remote server
The below code I was writing to connect to SharePoint Online site from PowerShell.
$SiteURL = "https://onlysharepoint2013.sharepoint.com/sites/Bhawana/" $Context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL) $securePassword=ConvertTo-SecureString "MyPassword" -AsPlainText -Force $Context.Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials("bijay@XXXXX.onmicrosoft.com", $securePassword)
The user name and password everything was working fine. The same code also was working in another server.
Then we saw the internet was not working on the server. We tried to open the site in a browser where it did not open also. Once the internet was up, the code worked as expected.
ExecuteQuery” With “0” Argument(S): “The Remote Server Returned An Error: (403) Forbidden
You might also get an error like ExecuteQuery” With “0” Argument(S): “The Remote Server Returned An Error: (403) Forbidden while working with PowerShell SharePoint Online Office 365.
You can solve by adding Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll and Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll explicitly in the PowerShell script.
Sometimes, even if you install the SharePoint Online management shell, you might get the above issue.
Exception calling “executequery” with “0” argument(s): the remote server returned an error: (403) forbidden
If you are still Exception calling “executequery” with “0” argument(s): the remote server returned an error: (403) forbidden error, you can try below things.
- Open PowerShell ISE in administrator mode
- The user account should be an admin account
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I hope this will help to resolve Exception calling ExecuteQuery with 0 argument(s): Unable to connect to the remote server error in PowerShell SharePoint.
I am Bijay a Microsoft MVP (8 times – My MVP Profile) in SharePoint and have more than 15 years of expertise in SharePoint Online Office 365, SharePoint subscription edition, and SharePoint 2019/2016/2013. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies a SharePoint development, consulting, and training company. I also run the popular SharePoint website EnjoySharePoint.com