by GuyThomas at 2013-01-16 02:57:51
My question is where does the netadapter module come from? Can you download it?by nohandle at 2013-01-16 04:11:52
The situation I have it on my Windows 8 machine, but not on my Windows 7 machine with PowerShel v3.0.
Could I have downloaded netapapter and other modules, and forgotton where? Or do they just come with Windows 8?
Hi,by RichardSiddaway at 2013-01-16 11:26:32
Marco Shaw describes that the cmdlets are shipped with Windows 8 (also ship with the new Server) but were not made available in the Powershell 3 package you can install to Windows 7. See the comment section of this ScriptingGuy article.
The reason you are not seeing the Netadapter module on legacy operating systems even though you have PowerShell v3 installed is that it is based on WMI. On a Windows 8 or 2012 system try thisby RichardSiddaway at 2013-01-16 11:30:49
You will see a bunch of files with a cdxml extension. The stands for cmdlet definition XML.
The cmdlet over object technology is used to take a WMI class, wrap it in some XML and publish it as a module. Those WMI classes are for the most part new and only available on Windows 8/2012 which is why you don’t see the module.
Some cmdlets introduced in Windows 8 such as those for scheduled tasks are available on PS 3 on Win 7 BUT anything that is WMI based is unlikely to be found on legacy systems.
This post http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway … dules.aspx gives a complete breakdown of the modules installed on Win 8 vs Win 7
I’ve locked the other thread so this should contain the answersby GuyThomas at 2013-01-16 13:51:12
Brilliant answer, thank you.