community.windows.win_psmodule_info module – Gather information about PowerShell Modules

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_psmodule_info.

Synopsis

  • Gather information about PowerShell Modules including information from PowerShellGet.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • PowerShellGet module

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

name

string

The name of the module to retrieve.

Supports any wildcard pattern supported by Get-Module.

If omitted then all modules will returned.

Default: "*"

repository

string

The name of the PSRepository the modules were installed from.

This acts as a filter against the modules that would be returned based on the name option.

Modules that were not installed from a repository will not be returned if this option is set.

Only modules installed from a registered repository will be returned.

If the repository was re-registered after module installation with a new SourceLocation, this will not match.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_psrepository_info

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_psrepository_info module.

community.windows.win_psscript_info

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_psscript_info module.

Examples

- name: Get info about all modules on the system
  community.windows.win_psmodule_info:

- name: Get info about the ScheduledTasks module
  community.windows.win_psmodule_info:
    name: ScheduledTasks

- name: Get info about networking modules
  community.windows.win_psmodule_info:
    name: Net*

- name: Get info about all modules installed from the PSGallery repository
  community.windows.win_psmodule_info:
    repository: PSGallery
  register: gallery_modules

- name: Update all modules retrieved from above example
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: "{{ item }}"
    state: latest
  loop: "{{ gallery_modules.modules | map(attribute=name) }}"

- name: Get info about all modules on the system
  community.windows.win_psmodule_info:
  register: all_modules

- name: Find modules installed from a repository that isn't registered now
  set_fact:
    missing_repository_modules: "{{
      all_modules
      | json_query('modules[?repository!=null && repository==repository_source_location].{name: name, version: version, repository: repository}')
      | list
    }}"

- debug:
    var: missing_repository_modules

Return Values

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

Key

Description

modules

list / elements=dictionary

A list of modules (or an empty list is there are none).

Returned: always

access_mode

string

The module’s access mode. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.management.automation.moduleaccessmode

Returned: success

Sample: "ReadWrite"

author

string

The author of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "Warren Frame"

clr_version

string

The CLR version of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "4.0"

company_name

string

The company name of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "Microsoft Corporation"

compatible_ps_editions

list / elements=string

The PS Editions the module is compatible with.

Returned: success

Sample: ["Desktop"]

string

The copyright of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "(c) 2016 Warren F. All rights reserved."

dependencies

list / elements=string

The modules required by this module.

Returned: success

description

string

The description of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "Provides cmdlets to work with local users and local groups"

dot_net_framework_version

string

The .Net Framework version of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "4.6.1"

exported_aliases

list / elements=string

The aliases exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["glu", "slu"]

exported_cmdlets

list / elements=string

The cmdlets exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["Get-Certificate", "Get-PfxData"]

exported_commands

list / elements=string

All of the commands exported from the module. Includes functions, cmdlets, and aliases.

Returned: success

Sample: ["glu", "Get-LocalUser"]

exported_dsc_resources

list / elements=string

The DSC resources exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["xWebAppPool", "xWebSite"]

exported_format_files

list / elements=path

The format files exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\DnsClient\\DnsCmdlets.Format.ps1xml", "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\DnsClient\\DnsConfig.Format.ps1xml", "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\DnsClient\\DnsClientPSProvider.Format.ps1xml"]

exported_functions

list / elements=string

The functions exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["New-VirtualDisk", "New-Volume"]

exported_type_files

list / elements=path

The type files exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\DnsClient\\DnsCmdlets.Types.ps1xml", "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\DnsClient\\DnsConfig.Types.ps1xml", "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\DnsClient\\DnsClientPSProvider.Types.ps1xml"]

exported_variables

list / elements=string

The variables exported from the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["GitPromptScriptBlock"]

exported_workflows

list / elements=string

The workflows exported from the module.

Returned: success

file_list

list / elements=path

The files included in the module.

Returned: success

Sample: ["C:\\Program Files\\WindowsPowerShell\\Modules\\PowerShellGet\\1.6.0\\PSModule.psm1", "C:\\Program Files\\WindowsPowerShell\\Modules\\PowerShellGet\\1.6.0\\PSGet.Format.ps1xml", "C:\\Program Files\\WindowsPowerShell\\Modules\\PowerShellGet\\1.6.0\\PSGet.Resource.psd1"]

guid

string

The GUID of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "74c9fd30-734b-4c89-a8ae-7727ad21d1d5"

help_info_uri

string

The help info address of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=390823"

icon_uri

string

The address of the icon of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/powershell/psscriptanalyzer/master/logo.png"

installed_date

string

The date the module was installed.

Returned: success

Sample: "2018-02-14T17:55:34.9620740-05:00"

installed_location

string

The path where the module is installed.

This should have the same value as module_base but only has a value when the module was installed via PowerShellGet.

Returned: success

Sample: "C:\\Program Files\\WindowsPowerShell\\Modules\\posh-git\\0.7.1"

license_uri

string

The address of the license for the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "https://github.com/PowerShell/xPendingReboot/blob/master/LICENSE"

log_pipeline_execution_details

boolean

Determines whether pipeline execution detail events should be logged.

Returned: success

module_base

string

The path that contains the module’s files.

Returned: success

Sample: "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\PKI"

module_list

list / elements=dictionary

A list of modules packaged with this module.

This value is not often returned and the modules are not automatically processed.

Returned: success

guid

string

The GUID of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "82fdb72c-ecc5-4dfd-b9d5-83cf6eb9067f"

maximum_version

string

The maximum version of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "2.9"

name

string

The name of the module.

This may also be a path to the module file.

Returned: success

Sample: ".\\WindowsUpdateLog.psm1"

required_version

string

The exact version of the module required.

Returned: success

Sample: "3.1.4"

version

string

The minimum version of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "2.0"

module_type

string

The module’s type. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.management.automation.moduletype

Returned: success

Sample: "Script"

name

string

The name of the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "PSReadLine"

nested_modules

list / elements=dictionary

A list of modules nested with and loaded into the scope of this module.

This list contains full module objects, so each item can have all of the properties listed here, including nested_modules.

Returned: success

package_management_provider

string

If the module was installed from PowerShellGet, this is the package management provider used.

Returned: success

Sample: "NuGet"

path

string

The path to the module.

Returned: success

Sample: "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\Modules\\PKI\\PKI.psd1"

power_shell_host_name

string

The name of the PowerShell host that the module requires.

Returned: success

Sample: "Windows PowerShell ISE Host"

power_shell_host_version

string

The version of the PowerShell host that the module requires.

Returned: success

Sample: "1.1"

power_shell_version

string

The minimum version of PowerShell that the module requires.

Returned: success

Sample: "5.1"

prefix

string

The default prefix applied to Verb-Noun commands exported from the module, resulting in Verb-PrefixNoun names.

Returned: success

private_data

dictionary

Arbitrary private data used by the module. This is typically defined in the module manifest.

This module limits the depth of the data returned for module types other than Script and Manifest.

The PSData is commonly supplied and provides metadata for PowerShellGet but those fields are surfaced in top-level properties as well.

Returned: success

Sample: {"PSData": {"LicenseUri": "https://example.com/module/LICENSE", "ProjectUri": "https://example.com/module/", "ReleaseNotes": "v2 - Fixed some bugs\nv1 - First release\n", "Tags": ["networking", "serialization"]}}

procoessor_architecture

string

The module’s processor architecture. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.reflection.processorarchitecture

Returned: success

Sample: "Amd64"

project_uri

string

The address of the module’s project.

Returned: success

Sample: "https://github.com/psake/psake"

published_date

string

The date the module was published.

Returned: success

Sample: "2017-03-15T04:18:09.0000000"

release_notes

string

The module’s release notes. This is a free text field and no specific format should be assumed.

Returned: success

Sample: "## 1.4.6\n- Update `HelpInfoUri` to point to the latest content\n\n## 1.4.5\n- Bug fix for deadlock when getting parameters in an event\n\n## 1.4.4\n- Bug fix when installing modules from private feeds\n"

repository

string

The PSRepository where the module was installed from.

This value is not historical. It depends on the PSRepositories that are registered now for the current user.

The repository_source_location must match the current source location of a registered repository to get a repository name.

If there is no match, then this value will match repository_source_location.

Returned: success

Sample: "PSGallery"

repository_source_location

string

The source location of the repository where the module was installed from.

Returned: success

Sample: "https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2"

required_assemblies

string

A list of assemblies that the module requires.

The values may be a simple name or a full path.

Returned: success

Sample: "['Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimCmdlets.dll', 'Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.Dll']"

required_modules

list / elements=dictionary

A list of modules required by this module.

This list contains full module objects, so each item can have all of the properties listed here, including required_modules.

These module objects may not contain full information however, so you may see different results than if you had directly queried the module.

Returned: success

root_module

string

The root module as defined in the manifest.

This may be a module name, filename, or full path.

Returned: success

Sample: "WindowsErrorReporting.psm1"

scripts

list / elements=string

A list of scripts (.ps1 files) that run in the caller’s session state when the module is imported.

This value comes from the ScriptsToProcess field in the module’s manifest.

Returned: success

Sample: ["PrepareEnvironment.ps1", "InitializeData.ps1"]

tags

list / elements=string

The tags defined in the module’s PSData metadata.

Returned: success

Sample: ["networking", "serialization", "git", "dsc"]

updated_date

string

The date the module was last updated.

Returned: success

Sample: "2019-12-31T09:20:02.0000000"

version

string

The module version.

Returned: success

Sample: "1.2.3"

Authors

  • Brian Scholer (@briantist)