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Powershell Cookbook

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Installs and configures PowerShell 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0.

Requirements

Platforms

Not every version of Windows supports every version of Powershell. The following table illustrates Powershell support across the Windows family. Included means that the base installation of the operating system includes the indicated version of Powershell.

Windows Version PowerShell 2.0 PowerShell 3.0 PowerShell 4.0 PowerShell 5.0
Windows Server 2008 R2 Included Supported Supported Supported
Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 Included Included Supported Supported
Windows Server 2012R2 / Windows 8.1 Included Not Available Included Supported

Chef

  • Chef 12.6+

Cookbooks

  • windows 3.0+

PowerShell also requires the appropriate version of the Microsoft .NET Framework to be installed, if the operating system does not ship with that version. The following community cookbooks are used to install the correct version of the .NET Framework:

  • ms_dotnet

Resources

powershell_module

Installs or uninstalls a Powershell module.

Actions

  • :install: install the powershell module
  • :uninstall: uninstall the powershell module

Attribute Parameters

  • name: name attribute. Name of the module to install or uninstall.
  • source: quoted string of Local directory path(Not zipfile) or URL for the zipped module folder.
  • package_name: quoted string of name of the module to install or uninstall.
  • destination: location where module should be installed

Examples

# Install module from local directory path
# change the package_name and source
powershell_module "PsUrl" do
  package_name "PsUrl"
  source "C:\\PsUrl"
end
# Install from URL of zipped module folder
powershell_module "posh-git" do
  package_name "posh-git"
  source "https://github.com/dahlbyk/posh-git/zipball/master"
end
# change the package_name
powershell_module "Uninstall PsUrl" do
  package_name "PsUrl"
  action :uninstall
end
# Install without using 'source' attribute
powershell_module "https://github.com/dahlbyk/posh-git/zipball/master" do
  package_name "posh-git"  
end

Usage

Note: The installation may require a restart of the node being configured before PowerShell can be used.

default

The default recipe contains no resources and will do nothing if included on a run_list.

powershell2

Include the powershell2 recipe in a run list, to ensure PowerShell 2.0 is installed. If the platform is not supported, a warning will be logged.

powershell3

Include the powershell3 recipe in a run list, to install PowerShell 3.0 is installed on applicable platforms. If the platform is not supported, a warning will be logged.

powershell4

Include the powershell4 recipe in a run list, to install PowerShell 4.0 is installed on applicable platforms. If the platform is not supported, a warning will be logged.

powershell5

Include the powershell5 recipe in a run list, to install PowerShell 5.0 is installed on applicable platforms. If the platform is not supported, a warning will be logged.

References

License & Authors

Copyright:: 2011-2016, Chef Software, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.