PS version on local machine vs PS version on remote machine

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  • #30651

    Michael Jacobsen

    I was just watching the videos "Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start" from the MS Virtual Academy. Great stuff, there's a ton of great information on these videos, would recommend it to everyone. But there was always one question stuck on my mind, that I think Jeffrey and Jason forgot to mention. The question is: What if the PS version on my local machine is greater then the PS version on the remote when I'm doing an Invoke-command to the remote machine?
    Is there a best practice that all machines in an environment should run the same PS version? And if so, Is there a method (like a GPO or something) to enforces this?

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    Cyril Muffat

    WinRM works with all PSversion, well WMF2+

    u don't need to have the same WMF on every machine, but u will have to make script taking in considaration the lowest version.(it is allways better to have the same version everywere but not realy possible if u have a mixed infrastructure 2003srv,2012srv ...)

    For deployement the package is a msi or msu so easy to deploy with GPO
    Check WSUS additionnal Package too.

  • #30653

    Michael Jacobsen


    But what if I'm testing a bunch of commands locally firs. Then executes these commands by invoke-command on machine A, B and C. Machine A and B have same PS version as my local machine, but C have an older version that doesn't support all of my commands?

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    Don Jones

    The remote machine simply has to have whatever commands you want it to run. If it doesn't, then they can't run.

    But that's not really a "PowerShell version" thing. Most commands aren't tied to PowerShell, they're tied to product, like Windows. Much of what you're thinking of as "PowerShell commands" are add-ins, and can often be installed on different versions.

  • #30655

    Michael Jacobsen

    @ Don
    I see your point. Thanks 🙂

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