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PowerShellGallery Unleashed: Best PowerShell 101

In this article, we delve into the vast offerings of PowerShellGallery, exploring its features, navigation, and the benefits of leveraging this rich repository. Join us as we unlock the potential of PowerShellGallery and discover new tools to amplify your PowerShell experience.

Getting the .NET Framework for PowerShellGallery

To install the .NET Framework using PowerShell, you can leverage the PowerShell Gallery, which is a repository for PowerShell modules and scripts. The .NET Framework can be installed using the PackageManagement module available on the PowerShell Gallery. Here’s how you can install the .NET Framework using PowerShell:

  • Open PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  • Ensure that you have the latest version of PowerShellGet installed. If you don’t have it, you can install it by running the following command:
Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force -AllowClobber
Getting the .NET Framework - PowerShellGallery Unleashed: Expanding Your PowerShell Toolbox
Import-Module -Name PackageManagement
Getting the .NET Framework
  • Use the Find-Package cmdlet to search for the .NET Framework package. You can specify the specific version you want to install, or use a wildcard to find the latest version. For example, to search for the latest version of the .NET Framework, run the following command:
Find-Package -Name 'Microsoft.NETFramework*' -ProviderName NuGet
Getting the .NET Framework
  • Once you have identified the desired .NET Framework package, use the Install-Package cmdlet to install it. Specify the package name and the ProviderName as “NuGet”. For example, to install the latest version of the .NET Framework, run the following command:
Install-Package -Name 'Microsoft.NETFramework*' -ProviderName NuGet
Getting the .NET Framework
  • PowerShell will prompt you to confirm the installation. Press “Y” and Enter to proceed with the installation.
  • The .NET Framework package will be downloaded and installed on your system. The installation progress will be displayed in the PowerShell console.
  • Once the installation is complete, you can verify the installation by running the following command: Get-Package -Name 'Microsoft.NETFramework*'

By using the PowerShell Gallery and the PackageManagement module, you can easily install the .NET Framework on your system using PowerShell. This approach allows you to automate the installation process and ensures that you have the required version of the .NET Framework for your PowerShell scripts and applications.

How to Install the PowerShellGet Module?

To install the PowerShellGet module, which is used for managing PowerShell modules and packages, you can follow these steps:

  • Open PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  • Check the installed version of PowerShellGet by running the following command:
Get-Module -Name PowerShellGet -ListAvailable
How to Install the PowerShellGet Module?
  • If you already have an older version of PowerShellGet installed, it is recommended to update it to the latest version. To update PowerShellGet, run the following command:
Update-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force
How to Install the PowerShellGet Module?
Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force -AllowClobber
How to Install the PowerShellGet Module?
  • PowerShell will prompt you to confirm the installation. Press “Y” and Enter to proceed with the installation.
  • The PowerShellGet module will be downloaded and installed on your system. The installation progress will be displayed in the PowerShell console.
  • Once the installation is complete, you can verify the installation by running the following command: Get-Module -Name PowerShellGet -ListAvailable

After installing the PowerShellGet module, you can use it to install, update, and manage other PowerShell modules and packages from various sources, such as the PowerShell Gallery, NuGet, and private repositories. PowerShellGet provides a convenient way to discover and install modules, making it easier to extend the functionality of PowerShell and automate tasks.

PowerShell Gallery Modules

To discover modules from the PowerShell Gallery, you can use the PowerShellGet module, which provides commands for searching and exploring available modules. Here’s how you can discover modules:

  • Open PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  • Import the PowerShellGet module by running the following command:
Import-Module -Name PowerShellGet
PowerShell Gallery Modules
  • Use the Find-Module command to search for modules based on keywords. For example, to search for modules related to “Azure”, you can run the following command:
Find-Module -Name *Azure*
PowerShell Gallery Modules
  • This command will search the PowerShell Gallery for modules whose names or descriptions contain the keyword “Azure”. The output will include details about the matching modules, such as the name, version, description, and author.
  • Review the search results to find the modules that match your requirements. Pay attention to the module name, version, and description to ensure it meets your needs.
  • To get more information about a specific module, you can use the Get-Module command with the -ListAvailable parameter followed by the module name. For example:
Get-Module -Name Az -ListAvailable
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  • This command will retrieve detailed information about the “Az” module, which is the official Azure PowerShell module. The output will include properties like the name, version, author, description, and path.
  • Once you have identified the module you want to install, you can use the Install-Module command to install it. For example:
Install-Module -Name Az -Scope CurrentUser
PowerShell Gallery Modules

This command will install the “Az” module for the current user only. You can specify the -Scope parameter to install the module for all users if needed.

How to Install and Update PowerShell Gallery Modules?

To install and update modules from the PowerShell Gallery, you can use the PowerShellGet module, which provides commands for managing modules. Here’s how you can install and update PowerShell Gallery modules:

Installing Modules:

  • Open PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  • If you haven’t installed the PowerShellGet module, you can install it by running the following command:
Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force -AllowClobber
Installing Modules
Install-Module -Name AzureRM -Scope CurrentUser
Installing Modules

This command will install the “AzureRM” module for the current user only. You can specify the -Scope parameter to install the module for all users if needed.

Updating Modules:

  • To update modules that are already installed, you can use the Update-Module command. For example, to update the “AzureRM” module, you can run:
Update-Module -Name AzureRM
Updating Modules
  • This command will check for updates to the “AzureRM” module and install the latest version.
  • If you want to update all installed modules, you can use the following command:
Get-InstalledModule | Update-Module
Updating Modules
  • This command retrieves a list of all installed modules and updates them to the latest available versions. Note: Updating modules requires administrative privileges. Make sure you run PowerShell as an administrator.

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How to Uninstall the PowerShell Modules?

To uninstall PowerShell modules that are installed from the PowerShell Gallery, you can use the PowerShellGet module. Here’s how you can uninstall modules:

  • Open PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  • If you haven’t installed the PowerShellGet module, you can install it by running the following command:
Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force -AllowClobber
How to Uninstall the PowerShell Modules?
  • Once the PowerShellGet module is installed, you can uninstall a module using the Uninstall-Module command. For example, to uninstall the “AzureRM” module, you can run:
Uninstall-Module -Name AzureRM
How to Uninstall the PowerShell Modules?
  • This command will remove the “AzureRM” module from your system.
  • If you want to uninstall multiple modules at once, you can specify the module names as an array. For example:
Uninstall-Module -Name Module1, Module2, Module3
How to Uninstall the PowerShell Modules?
  • This command will uninstall the specified modules.
  • If you want to uninstall all installed modules, you can use the following command:
Get-InstalledModule | Uninstall-Module -Force
How to Uninstall the PowerShell Modules?
  • This command retrieves a list of all installed modules and uninstalls them forcibly.

Note: Uninstalling modules requires administrative privileges. Make sure you run PowerShell as an administrator.

By using the Uninstall-Module command from the PowerShellGet module, you can easily uninstall PowerShell modules that were installed from the PowerShell Gallery. This allows you to remove unnecessary modules and manage your module collection efficiently.