Started getting error messages after uninstall of PS and install of the new module SqlServer when evaluating policies on remote servers using Registered Servers and Invoke-PolicyEvaluation cmdlet. It was working alright previously with the old PS module but the new replacement module requires TrustServerCertificate=True parameter which is missing from the syntax of Invoke-PolicyEvaluation. Error message is:

A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: SSL Provider, error: 0 - The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted

How can I make it work again?
Thank you

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Follow the example in the docs to use a custom connection string.

Set-Location "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Policies\DatabaseEngine\1033"
$Connection = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.SqlStoreConnection("server='MYCOMPUTER';Trusted_Connection=True")
Invoke-PolicyEvaluation -Policy "Database Status.xml" -TargetServer $Connection


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