community.windows.win_psrepository_copy – Copies registered PSRepositories to other user profiles

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.6.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

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

New in version 1.3.0: of community.windows

Synopsis

  • Copies specified registered PSRepositories to other user profiles on the system.

  • Can include the Default profile so that new users start with the selected repositories.

  • Can include special service accounts like the local SYSTEM user, LocalService, NetworkService.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
exclude
list / elements=string
The names of repositories to exclude.
Names are interpreted as wildcards.
If a name matches both an include (name) and exclude, it will be excluded.
exclude_profiles
list / elements=string
Default:
["systemprofile", "LocalService", "NetworkService"]
The names of user profiles to exclude.
If a profile matches both an include (profiles) and exclude_profiles, it will be excluded.
By default, the service account profiles are excluded.
To explcitly exclude nothing, set exclude_profiles=[].
name
list / elements=string
Default:
["*"]
The names of repositories to copy.
Names are interpreted as wildcards.
profiles
list / elements=string
Default:
["*"]
The names of user profiles to populate with repositories.
Names are interpreted as wildcards.
The Default profile can also be matched.
The Public and All Users profiles cannot be targeted, as PSRepositories are not loaded from them.
source
path
Default:
"%LOCALAPPDATA%\\Microsoft\\Windows\\PowerShell\\PowerShellGet\\PSRepositories.xml"
The full path to the source repositories XML file.
Defaults to the repositories registered to the current user.

Notes

Note

  • Does not require the PowerShellGet module or any other external dependencies.

  • User profiles are loaded from the registry. If a given path does not exist (like if the profile directory was deleted), it is silently skipped.

  • If setting service account profiles, you may need become=yes. See examples.

  • When PowerShellGet first sets up a repositories file, it always adds PSGallery, however if this module creates a new repos file and your selected repositories don’t include PSGallery, it won’t be in your destination.

  • The values searched in profiles (and exclude_profiles) are profile names, not necessarily user names. This can happen when the profile path is deliberately changed or when domain user names conflict with users from the local computer or another domain. In this case the second+ user may have the domain name or local computer name appended, like JoeUser.Contoso vs. JoeUser. If you intend to filter user profiles, ensure your filters catch the right names.

  • In the case of the service accounts, the specific profiles are systemprofile (for the SYSTEM user), and LocalService or NetworkService for those accounts respectively.

  • Repositories with credentials (requiring authentication) or proxy information will copy, but the credentials and proxy details will not as that information is not stored with repository.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_psrepository

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

community.windows.win_psrepository_info

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

Examples

- name: Copy the current user's PSRepositories to all non-service account profiles and Default profile
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:

- name: Copy the current user's PSRepositories to all profiles and Default profile
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    exclude_profiles: []

- name: Copy the current user's PSRepositories to all profiles beginning with A, B, or C
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    profiles:
      - 'A*'
      - 'B*'
      - 'C*'

- name: Copy the current user's PSRepositories to all profiles beginning B except Brian and Brianna
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    profiles: 'B*'
    exclude_profiles:
      - Brian
      - Brianna

- name: Copy a specific set of repositories to profiles beginning with 'svc' with exceptions
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    name:
      - CompanyRepo1
      - CompanyRepo2
      - PSGallery
    profiles: 'svc*'
    exclude_profiles: 'svc-restricted'

- name: Copy repos matching a pattern with exceptions
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    name: 'CompanyRepo*'
    exclude: 'CompanyRepo*-Beta'

- name: Copy repositories from a custom XML file on the target host
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    source: 'C:\data\CustomRepostories.xml'

### A sample workflow of seeding a system with a custom repository

# A playbook that does initial host setup or builds system images

- name: Register custom respository
  community.windows.win_psrepository:
    name: PrivateRepo
    source_location: https://example.com/nuget/feed/etc
    installation_policy: trusted

- name: Ensure all current and new users have this repository registered
  community.windows.win_psrepository_copy:
    name: PrivateRepo

# In another playbook, run by other users (who may have been created later)

- name: Install a module
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: CompanyModule
    repository: PrivateRepo
    state: present

Authors

  • Brian Scholer (@briantist)