Quick Win – Install PowerShell Package Management on systems running PowerShell v3 / v4

Ryan YatesConsultant & Microsoft MVP

Just a dude in his 30's doing things in Tech & trying to break the stigma's around talking about Mental Health

This is a very very quick post about the latest feature being made available downlevel from Powershell v5.

As Microsoft have released PackageManagement (formally OneGet) that is now available for PowerShell v3 & v4 as detailed in this link http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/10/09/package-management-preview-for-powershell-4-amp-3-is-now-available.aspx

That’s right the ability to pull directly from the PowerShell Gallery but you need to install the Package Management release which I’ve Scripted for you here.

And what better way than a simple 1 liner to grab and run the script

Invoke-Expression (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString(‘http://bit.ly/PSPackManInstaller')

And if you want to look at the Script then direct link is http://bit.ly/PSPackManInstaller - this takes you to the RAW version of the file on Github so will not download or execute - but will allow you to read it

Hope this is useful for you

PS credit goes to @lee_holmes for the idea from following tweet