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PowerShell 1.0 Released for Vista

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    mstefan

    At long last, Microsoft has released PowerShell 1.0 for Vista. I've been waiting a while for this, and really wasn't interested in going through the gymnastics of hacking the XP build. It was probably the only thing that I really missed when I dumped my old XP development system and moved completely over to Vista when the RTM build was published.

    Today is a good day.

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    AndyC

    Cool.

    But what the heck is a .msu and how does one deploy one silently? Perplexed

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    mstefan

    An MSU is an update installer package. PowerShell is actually considered an update to the Vista operating system, so it isn't installed like your typical stand-alone program. It's more like how you get system updates through the Windows Update applet. I don't know that you can install it silently because it requires privilege elevation, so you're going to get a UAC prompt.

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    AndyC

    Yes, it seems to be a replacement for update.exe based packages. I'm just wondering from a sys admin POV what the best way to deploy such things is (Group Policy is presumably out) since that's going to be important at some stage I guess.

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