Powershell Profile For Test and Preview Modules

celsoglima 371 Reputation points

I thought about something yesterday, and I was wondering if some of you guys with a lot of experience with PowerShell might be able shed to some light on what I would like to do.

Could I use PowerShell profiles under a single user and the same version of PowerShell to have different modules and/or versions of modules installed? One possible use for what I am trying to do would be to check out a preview versions of modules, for example.

Has anybody done that already? Any suggestions on what I should or shouldn't do?

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Windows Server PowerShell
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.PowerShell: A family of Microsoft task automation and configuration management frameworks consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.
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  1. celsoglima 371 Reputation points

    I am aware Powershell profiles are just scripts. To be honest I might be making this more complicated than it should. Thus I am going to set the path environment variable and force my sessions to use different sets of %WindowsPowershell% folders depending on what I am trying to do. That is what I would have done on a Linux system anyway.

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  1. Rich Matheisen 44,541 Reputation points

    Profiles are just PowerShell scripts. You can just load the one you want, say, from the PowerShell prompt.

    I know this says "PowerShell 7" but it isn't specific to just that version: loading-different-powershell-profiles-on-startup-powershell-7

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