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June 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

On my Windows 7.0 SP1 computer, I downloaded Microsoft's KB2819745 to upgrade it from PowerShell v2.0 to v4.0. Get-Host now returns version 4.0 yet running Get-Module -ListAvailable returns only 20 PowerShell modules. DnsServer, DnsClient, NetAdapter, ScheduledTask, ServerManager, etc. are among the missing.

My Windows 8.1 has a list of 78 modules.

What steps are necessary to acquire those other 50 modules for my Windows 7 computer?

June 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Other than upgrading to Windows 8 or later, you can't. Those are the new CIM modules that rely on parts of WMI which don't exist prior to Windows 8 / Server 2012.

June 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

See also,

Modules are sometimes a feature of the operating system, not PowerShell itself. Some modules come with PowerShell, others come with a specific version of Windows.

June 24, 2015 at 5:35 am

Thanks for the quick reply! I did try installing RSAT on the Windows 7 computer last night but it didn't add the PowerShell DNS Modules I sought. I will look into WMI — it probably can retrieve the information, too.