Runspace pool initial session state

by at 2012-10-24 10:19:26

Hi all,

I’ve been cautiously exploring runspace pools to parallelize certain scripts and functions.

Has anyone worked with customizing the initial session state? I assume this can be used to load up a module once rather than for each new thread, for example. I am not a developer, so I’m having trouble following the developer based examples and details here.

Here’s an example of a few thing’s I’ve tried that won’t work:

$sessionstate = []::CreateDefault()
$sessionstate.ImportPSModule(“ActiveDirectory”) #doesn’t seem to work

$sessionstate = []::CreateDefault()
$sessionstate = $sessionstate.ImportPSModule(“ActiveDirectory”) #doesn’t seem to work

Is this feasible? Does anyone have any examples or links they could post? Your insight would be greatly appreciated!


by DonJ at 2012-10-24 10:28:12
This is probably better in our Advanced forum ;). Moving.
by at 2012-10-24 12:29:19
I may have answered my own question. Ran the code above

$sessionstate = []::CreateDefault()
$sessionstate.ImportPSModule(“ActiveDirectory”) #doesn’t seem to work

against a scriptblock that runs get-module… seems to load it up! Doesn’t seem to be any more efficient though, will measure a few query times over the next few days.
by DougFinke at 2012-10-24 15:23:12
I was able to load my own test.psm1 and run a function, no using a scriptblock. I’m running Windows 8, PowerShell v3, BuildVersion 6.2.9200.16384.

Let me know what other issues you may be having.