What would be the easiest way to deploy Pshell 5? I am very interested in using the install-package functionality. Can you configure machines to get this through windows update?
PowerShell 5 is ABSOLUTELY BETA code and is NOT intended for deployment at this time. How you install it now is very different from how you install it when it’s finally released. I don’t think we should be discussing its deployment options at this stage. You definitely CANNOT install it through Windows Update, as it is extremely pre-release and NOT considered stable or production-ready.
If you were to deploy it to any production computers, even your own production laptop, you would be in violation of the software’s licensing agreement.
Well that’s me told Thanks for the information. I have not tried to deploy any version of powershell via GPO yet but I think when it is released this will be the first it really interests me a lot.
MS tends to not put PowerShell into Windows Update; it caused problems with v3. But WMF is generally distributed as a patch, meaning you can deploy it via whatever mechanisms are appropriate. You need to exercise caution even when deploying a released version, because some enterprise software is intended to work with a specific installed version. Installing a newer version can break things.
It’s a shame that v5 is the first version to interest you a lot :). There’s an awful lot in PowerShell - it’s been around since 2006, remember. v5 isn’t expected to make massive new changes; right now it’s looking like OneGet is the headline feature. But past versions have introduced major technologies like DSC, workflow, and remoting - all of which are incredibly useful.
I may not have been clear enough, I have been using powershell since version 2.0. I have a folder with that many scripts in I thought about writing a script to find scripts But because I support mostly small businesses with single or only a few servers I do not have as much use for DSC or powershell remoting. I have not read up on workflow much, I mainly use powershell for reporting system information and have started looking into using powershell with SNMP aswell.