1.2 Production

Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 22546
Released: Aug 6, 2009
Updated: Sep 12, 2009 by oisin
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes


Read-Archive and Expand-Archive cmdlets have been added that allow ZIP and ISO files to be viewed and expanded. Support for 64-bit Windows has been improved. There are a few known issues with 64-bit support. Get-PEHeader and Test-Assembly do not work in a 64-bit process.

PowerShell 1.0
If you intend to use this with earlier versions of PowerShell v1.0, please use the MSI installer, or if you like to live on the edge or have real needs, try the CTP3 or Win7RC compatible modules as discussed below.

PowerShell 2.0
For the full Pscx experience, please use the MSI installer; however, the 1.2 release adds alpha-level support for Windows PowerShell V2 and includes two module packages as separate downloads. There is a stand-alone module package for the version shipping with Windows 7 RC, and a stand-alone module for CTP3. To install either module, simply unzip it to ~\documents\windowspowershell\modules\. Load the Pscx module by running Import-Module Pscx

Module Troubleshooting

NOTE: Modules are currently being rebuilt. Watch this space, or follow @oising on twitter.

This Win7 RC and PowerShell CTP3 modules are only alpha releases for helping those on the "bleeding edge" of PowerShell and/or Windows. As you are downloading the module from the internet, they are considered "remote" files until you "unblock" them, which is typically done by right clicking each ps1/psm1 file and clicking "unblock" on the properties sheet. You can batch unblock the files by using the "streams" tool from technet. This example will unblock all of the psm1 and ps1 script files in a single command:

C:\>  \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\streams.exe -s -d <path_to_pscx_module_folder>

The full list of changes are:

NEW CMDLETS
Invoke-AdoCommand
Get-AdoConnection
Get-AdoDataProvider
Invoke-Apartment
Expand-Archive
Read-Archive
Get-DriveInfo (Get-DiskUsage)
Get-EnvironmentBlock
Push-EnvironmentBlock
Pop-EnvironmentBlock
Tail-File
New-GenericObject
Get-HttpResource
Receive-MSMQMessage
Send-MSMQMessage
Test-MSMQueue
Clear-MSMQueue
Get-MSMQueue
New-MSMQueue
Skip-Object (skip)
Get-OpticalDriveInfo
Add-PathVariable
Get-PathVariable
Set-PathVariable
Test-Scroll
Scroll-Table
Scroll-Text
Test-UserGroupMembership

NEW SCRIPTS:
Get-Manager.ps1
Import-VisualStudioVars.ps1
Invoke-BatchFile.ps1
Stop-RemoteProcess.ps1
Test-Script.ps1

NEW ALIASES
slxml (Select-Xml)
sls (Select-String)
tail (Tail-File)

REMOVED STUFF
adl
apv
asp
Clip.ps1
cvfb64
cvtb64
Get-DiskUsage.ps1
Get-ExportedType
Get-PscxVariable
gfvi
glp
gsp
gvpscx
new
reduce
Reduce-Object.ps1
ss
sxml
Test-PscxPreference
vmadmin

Reviews for this release

     
Useful for W7 support , I gave 4 star rating but some doubt about - $fso.GetDrive("C")and $ie=new-object -com internetexplorer application or $ie.document.body.innertext = "a" cf. http://www.codeplex.com/psmsi
by africanj on Dec 1, 2009 at 1:44 AM
     
Very useful collection and supporting W7 is a very smart move.
by szlevi on Jul 31, 2009 at 8:24 PM
     
This extension is filling out some of the gaps in powershell, hopefully this extension will be part of future release of PS Good work!
by activemind on Jul 31, 2009 at 5:00 AM
     
Seems pretty stable on XP with psh 1.0. Haven't had any issues.
by MikeShepard on Jul 29, 2009 at 3:08 PM