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Downloads of v 6.0.0-alpha13:


Last Update:

25 Nov 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


powershell-core admin

powershell-core (Install)

This is a prerelease version of powershell-core (Install).

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6.0.0-alpha13 | Updated: 25 Nov 2016



Downloads of v 6.0.0-alpha13:



Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

powershell-core (Install) 6.0.0-alpha13

This is a prerelease version of powershell-core (Install).

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install powershell-core (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade powershell-core (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall powershell-core (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade powershell-core -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'6.0.0-alpha13'" --prerelease [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade powershell-core -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'6.0.0-alpha13'" --prerelease

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install powershell-core
    name: powershell-core
    version: '6.0.0-alpha13'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'powershell-core' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.0.0-alpha13'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller powershell-core
    Name        = "powershell-core"
    Version     = "6.0.0-alpha13"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'powershell-core':
  ensure          => '6.0.0-alpha13',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


PowerShell Core is the multiplatform version of PowerShell

#Verify auto-uninstall works.
#Check minimum OS - version and 64 bitness

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$Version = ''
$InstallFolder = "$env:ProgramFiles\$Version"

$packageName= 'powershell-core' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$urlwin10   = ''
$checksumwin10 = '1085c8fae76a9e8984c42a58740b71cf456b48495747453c0ae3a86fb4f1bf2a'
$urlwin8      = ''
$checksumwin8 = '486c2494e382a70bf4559a4a56655e352dc34abe83fe02646849b43961f745be'
$urlwin7      = ''
$checksumwin7 = '1a64f92533ef50ee412390c0c88aaa4c0e570fe8be7304596901915863747133'
$urlwin732      = ''
$checksumwin732 = '95aadecb26ac7d25659cda8960313a25152d9a0d618fae6979922d7ee27b479e'

$OSBits = ([System.IntPtr]::Size * 8)
$Net4Version = (get-itemproperty "hklm:software\microsoft\net framework setup\ndp\v4\full" -ea silentlycontinue | Select -Expand Release -ea silentlycontinue)
$osVersion = (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).Version

If (($OSBits -lt 64) -AND ($_ -gt [version]"6.2"))
  Throw "$packageName $version is only available for 64-bit editions of this version of Windows.  32-bit is available for Windows 7 / Server 2008 only."

switch ([version]$osVersion) {
  {($_ -ge [version]"10.0")} {
      Write-Output "64-bit Windows 10 / Server 2016 or later."
      $selectedURL = $urlwin10
      $selectedChecksum = $checksumwin10
  {($_ -ge [version]"6.2") -AND ($_ -lt [version]"6.4")} {
      Write-Output "64-bit Windows 8 or Server 2012 or later."
      $selectedURL = $urlwin8
      $selectedChecksum = $checksumwin8
    {($_ -ge [version]"6.0") -AND ($_ -lt [version]"6.2")} {
        If ($OSBits -eq 32)
          $selectedURL = $urlwin732
          Write-Output "32-bit Windows 7 or Server 2008 or later."
          $selectedChecksum = $checksumwin732
          Write-Output "64-bit Windows 7 or Server 2008 or later."
          $selectedURL = $urlwin7
          $selectedChecksum = $checksumwin7
    }  default {
      Write-warning "PowerShell Core is not supported on this version and/or bitness of Windows, exiting..."
      Exit 0

If (Test-Path $InstallFolder)
  Write-output "$packagename version $vesion is already installed by another means."
  Exit 0

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $selectedURL
  url64bit      = $selectedURL

  softwareName  = "powershell_$version*"

  checksum      = $selectedChecksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = $selectedChecksum
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`"" # ALLUSERS=1 DISABLEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 ADDDESKTOPICON=0 ADDSTARTMENU=0
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Write-Output "****************************************************************"
Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: To start PowerShell Core $version, execute:   *"
Write-Output "*      `"$installfolder`"   *"
Write-Output "****************************************************************"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'powershell-core'
$softwareName = 'powershell_6*'
$installerType = 'MSI'

$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"
      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}


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of this software and associated documentation files (the ""Software""), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
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Retrieve the SHA256 value for the specific release MSI you will install from
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The package also contains and performs the checksum even when it has the source

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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Alpha 13 - supports 32-bit and 64-bit windows 7 because PowerShell Core now has packages for these.

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