Add-Type in PowerShell not working

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bmcnish
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Add-Type in PowerShell not working

I have installed WinSCP v.5.7.7. in C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\ and unlocked the WinSCPnet.dll as documented, but when I enter Add-Type -Path "WinSCPnet.dll" in PowerShell it still fails:
 Add-Type : Could not load file or assembly 'file:///C:\Windows\system32\WinSCPnet.dll' or one of its 
 dependencies. Operation is not supported. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515) 
 At line:1 char:1 
 + Add-Type -Path "WinSCPnet.dll" 
 + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
 + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Add-Type], FileLoadException 
 + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.IO.FileLoadException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddTypeComma 
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This is a new Windows 2012R2 server. I need this to work as I have to convert all of my VBS scripts that call WinSCP to PowerShell scripts ASAP.

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Re: Add-type in Powershell not working

Why are you loading the assembly from C:\Windows\system32\WinSCPnet.dll?

Show us your code!

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bmcnish
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Add_Tyoe not working

I unblocked the DLL and this is what I get when I attempt to run the PS1 script:
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCPnet.dll"
$sessionOptions = New-Object -ComObject WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
    Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Sftp
    HostName = "myserver"
    UserName = "myuser"
    Password = "mypassword"
    SshHostKeyFingerprint = "ssh-rsa 2048 fc:44:00:23:f2:8a:aa:00:64:f2:d8:36:4c:2e:6d:f1"
}
New-Object : Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {2D4EF368-EE80-4C15-AE77-D12AEAF4B00A} failed due to the following error: 
80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).
At line:19 char:19
+ $sessionOptions = New-Object -ComObject WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
+                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [New-Object], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoCOMClassIdentified,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewObjectCommand

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giulio
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Powershell in Administrator mode

I had a similar issue, then realised it was down to running PowerShell as an Administrator.

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