Quick Win - Install WMF5 via PowerShell 1 Liner

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

** UPDATE 25/12/2015 Due to WMF5 Install issues the InstallWMF5.ps1 Script has been removed from GitHub until the PowerShell Product Team re-release the WMF5 installers. Once re-released I will re-release the InstallWMF5.ps1 script **

This is a very very quick post about installing WMF5 on Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 / Server 2012 R2 via this function script I created

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/InstallWMF5')

And if you want to look at the Script then direct link is http://bit.ly/InstallWMF5

Hope this is useful for you 

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

PPS – There is an issue with running this on Windows 7 / Server 2008R2 machines due to the need for WMF4 to be installed.

I am working on this but may not have this ready until the new year.

PPPS – you will see a theme here – I am intending to build functions like this and release them as a full module in the PowerShell Gallery to help Automate these tasks – so look out for some more like this in future.