win_psmodule – Adds or removes a Windows PowerShell module

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This module helps to install Windows PowerShell modules and register custom modules repository on Windows-based systems.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allow_clobber
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes allows install modules that contains commands those have the same names as commands that already exists.
allow_prerelease
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes installs modules marked as prereleases.
It doesn't work with the parameters minimum_version and/or maximum_version.
It doesn't work with the state set to absent.
maximum_version
string
added in 2.8
The maximum version of the PowerShell module that has to be installed.
minimum_version
string
added in 2.8
The minimum version of the PowerShell module that has to be installed.
name
string / required
Name of the Windows PowerShell module that has to be installed.
repository
string
Name of the custom repository to use.
required_version
string
added in 2.8
The exact version of the PowerShell module that has to be installed.
skip_publisher_check
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes, allows you to install a different version of a module that already exists on your computer in the case when a different one is not digitally signed by a trusted publisher and the newest existing module is digitally signed by a trusted publisher.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • latest
  • present ←
If present a new module is installed.
If absent a module is removed.
If latest a module is updated to the newest version. This option was added in version 2.8.
url
string
URL of the custom repository to register.
This option is deprecated and will be removed in Ansible 2.12. Use the win_psrepository module instead.

Notes

Note

  • PowerShell modules needed - PowerShellGet >= 1.6.0 - PackageManagement >= 1.1.7
  • PowerShell package provider needed - NuGet >= 2.8.5.201
  • On PowerShell 5.x required modules and a package provider will be updated under the first run of the win_psmodule module.
  • On PowerShell 3.x and 4.x you have to install them before using the win_psmodule.

See Also

See also

win_psrepository – Adds, removes or updates a Windows PowerShell repository
The official documentation on the win_psrepository module.

Examples

---
- name: Add a PowerShell module
  win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    state: present

- name: Add an exact version of PowerShell module
  win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    required_version: "4.0.2"
    state: present

- name: Install or update an existing PowerShell module to the newest version
  win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    state: latest

- name: Install newer version of built-in Windows module
  win_psmodule:
    name: Pester
    skip_publisher_check: yes
    state: present

- name: Add a PowerShell module and register a repository
  win_psmodule:
    name: MyCustomModule
    repository: MyRepository
    state: present

- name: Add a PowerShell module from a specific repository
  win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    repository: MyRepository
    state: present

- name: Remove a PowerShell module
  win_psmodule:
    name: PowerShellModule
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
nuget_changed
boolean
always
True when Nuget package provider is installed.

Sample:
True
output
string
always
A message describing the task result.

Sample:
Module PowerShellCookbook installed
repository_changed
boolean
always
True when a custom repository is installed or removed.

Sample:
True


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Sciesinski (@it-praktyk)
  • Daniele Lazzari (@dlazz)

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