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Modules

Module management for PowerShell Universal.
The Modules page provides information about the modules installed in the system.

Viewing Modules

You can view and search the modules accessible by PowerShell Universal by visiting the Platform \ Modules page. Searching provides a wildcard result of the modules found in each of the environments defined within PowerShell Universal.
Modules can be installed from the PowerShell Gallery. To search for a module, you can change the drop down next to the search box from Local to PowerShell Gallery. Searches conducted will run against the Gallery rather than locally.
Once a module is found, you'll be able to click the Install button to save it locally. Modules installed in this method will be installed into the Repository directory under Modules.

Package Sources

PowerShell Universal integrates with the PackageManagement module and will automatically pick up on registered package sources. For example, you can register a package source with the command below.
Register-PackageSource -Name MyNuGet -Location https://www.nuget.org/api/v2 -ProviderName NuGet
Once the source has been registered, it will be shown within the drop down on the modules page.

Creating Modules

You can also create modules directly in PowerShell Universal. These modules will be created in the Repository directory under Modules.
These modules will be available in all environments.
To create a new module navigate to Platform \ Modules and click Create New Module. Define the module name and version.
Once created, the module will be listed under Universal Modules with the option to edit properties and content as well as delete the module.
When editing the module, it will open a code editor where you can define functions, variables and aliases to export.

Manually Install Modules

PowerShell Universal will add the repository's Modules directory to the $ENV:PSModulePath for all environments. Adding modules to this directory will ensure the module is available to any PowerShell process running with PowerShell Universal.

Module Information

This section includes information about certain modules and their use within PowerShell Universal.

ActiveDirectory

The ActiveDirectory module supports native PowerShell 7 support when using the 1.0.1.0 version. When using the 1.0.0.0 version, the Windows Compatibility layer is used when running the commands in PowerShell 7 and the Integrated environment. This can cause problems within PowerShell Universal. Our guidance for this module is as follows.

Windows Server 2019 and above

Update the ActiveDirectory module to version 1.0.1.0 which has PowerShell Core support

Windows Server 2016 and below

Choose from 1 of 2 available workarounds:
  • Include the -SkipEditionCheck parameter with Import-Module when importing the ActiveDirectory module
  • Use the Windows PowerShell 5.1 environment instead of Integrated/PowerShell Core

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