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powershell-core (Install)

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powershell-core (Install)

This is not the latest version of powershell-core (Install) available.

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires which requires a reboot after installation. This is required to have the install be successful on older systems.


Scan Testing Successful:

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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:

📝 NOTE: 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="''" [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="''" 

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: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'powershell-core' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller powershell-core
    Name     = "powershell-core"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'powershell-core':
  ensure   => '',
  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.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 26 Oct 2018.


PowerShell Core is the open source multiplatform version of PowerShell

Preview releases are under the package id powershell-preview so that they can be safely installed and maintained side-by-side with the release versions on production systems.
Preview versions do not become the default powershell core edition on a system (unless they are the ONLY edition), if you have a preview version installed, access it via pwsh's '-pre' switch.

This package automatically does verbose MSI logging to %temp%(packagenameandversion).MsiInstall.log

Some helpful install options (any of them can be combined - delimited by space):

* Any MSI Properties the package responds to can be specified in the same way, even if not documented here.

Installs a right click context menu to start a PowerShell Core prompt for a specific folder.

Causes PowerShell Core to deliver logs to Windows Event logs.

Enable PS remoting during installation.

Do it all.

--packageparameters '"/CleanUpPath"'
Removes all powershell core paths before starting install. Cleans up old paths from old powershell core MSIs.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'powershell-core'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$Version = "6.1.0"
$InstallFolder = "$env:ProgramFiles\PowerShell\$Version"

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

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = "$version/PowerShell-$version-win-x86.msi"
  url64bit      = "$version/PowerShell-$version-win-x64.msi"

  softwareName  = "PowerShell-6.0.*"

  checksum      = '8DD936957DAF6BAF72A0FCD8EFE43758016A81F79940BC0C314F3CF6FFF0EEDA'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = 'E67A1460C3D24C52B1DE30DAECBCE7ED7BAAC62DCEF8A862D2FCADC31A9B4239'
  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)

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

if ($pp.CleanUpPath) {
  Write-Host "/CleanUpSystemPath was used, removing all PowerShell Core path entries before installing"
  & "$toolsDir\Reset-PWSHSystemPath.ps1" -PathScope Machine, User -RemoveAllOccurances

If ($PSVersionTable.PSVersion -ilike '6*')
  Write-Warning "You are running this package under PowerShell core, replacing an in-use version may be unpredictable or require multiple attempts."

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Write-Output "************************************************************************************"
Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: Your system default PowerShell version has not been changed."
Write-Output "*   PowerShell Core $version, was installed to: `"$installfolder`""
Write-Output "*   To start PowerShell Core $version, at a prompt or the start menu execute:"
Write-Output "*      `"pwsh.exe`""
Write-Output "*   Or start it from the desktop or start menu shortcut installed by this package."
Write-Output "************************************************************************************"

Write-Output "**************************************************************************************"
Write-Output "*  As of OpenSSH Universal Installer, a script is distributed that allows   *"
Write-Output "*  setting the default shell for openssh. You could call it with code like this:     *"
Write-Output "*    If (Test-Path `"$env:programfiles\openssh-win64\Set-SSHDefaultShell.ps1`")         *"
Write-Output "*      {& `"$env:programfiles\openssh-win64\Set-SSHDefaultShell.ps1`" [PARAMETERS]}     *"
Write-Output "*  Learn more with this:                                                             *"
Write-Output "*    Get-Help `"$env:programfiles\openssh-win64\Set-SSHDefaultShell.ps1`"               *"
Write-Output "*  Or here:                                                                          *"
Write-Output "*         *"
Write-Output "**************************************************************************************"


PowerShell 6.0

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation

All rights reserved.

MIT License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
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
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

  Idempotently removes extra PowerShell Core paths from the machine, user and/or process environment scope with no reordering.

  Defaults to machine scope and leaving the last sorted path alone.
  Does not touch path if there is nothing to clean.
  Emits one simple log line about it's actions for each scope.

  Also accessible in the powershell-core Chocolatey package by using -params '"/CleanUpSystemPath"'

  Set of machine scopes to clean up.  Valid options are one or more of: Machine, User, Process.
  Default: machine

.PARAMETER RemoveAllOccurences
  By default the cleanup leaves the highest sorted PowerShell Core path alone.  
  This switch causes it to be cleaned up as well.
  Default: false

  Removes all PowerShell core paths but the very last one when sorted in ascending order from the Machine level path.
  Good for running on systems that already has at least one valid PowerShell install.

  .\Reset-PWSHSystemPath.ps1 -RemoveAllOccurences
  Removes ALL PowerShell core paths from the Machine level path.
  Good for running right before upgrading PowerShell core.
  .\Reset-PWSHSystemPath.ps1 -PathScope Machine, User, Process

  Removes all paths but the very last one when sorted in ascending order.
  Processes all path scopes including current process.
  .\Reset-PWSHSystemPath.ps1 -PathScope Machine, User, Process -RemoveAllOccurencs

  Removes all paths from all path scopes including current process.
param (
ForEach ($PathScopeItem in $PathScope)
  $AssembledNewPath = $NewPath = ''
  $pathstoremove = @([Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH","$PathScopeItem").split(';') | Where { $_ -ilike "*\Program Files\Powershell\6*"})
  If (!$RemoveAllOccurences) 
    $pathstoremove = @($pathstoremove | sort-object | Select-Object -skiplast 1)
  Write-Host "Reset-PWSHSystemPath: Found $($pathstoremove.count) paths to remove from $PathScopeItem path scope: $($Pathstoremove -join ', ' | out-string)"
  If ($pathstoremove.count -gt 0)
    foreach ($path in [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH","$PathScopeItem").split(';'))
      If ($Path)
        If ($pathstoremove -inotcontains "$Path")
          [string[]]$Newpath += "$path"
    $AssembledNewPath = ($newpath -join(';')).trimend(';')
    $AssembledNewPath -split ';'

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Product Release Notes
Package release Notes:
- added chocolatey-core to dependencies
- new utility script Reset-PWSHSystemPath.ps1 included to clean up old path entries
left by previous MSI installs. This problem should not occur going forward. To learn how to use this utility
directly use "get-help $env:chocolateyinstall\lib\powershell-core\tools\Reset-PWSHSystemPath.ps1"
- new chocolatey package switch to invoke path cleanup /CleanUpPath

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