PowerShell 7 Support Issues

Microsoft has recently released PowerShell 7.2.8 and 7.3.1. We usually try to support new versions as quickly as possible, but this time we hit a bit of a problem.

There is an issue with the 7.3.1 hosting package, which does not allow Visual Studio to even update the package. We are aware that there is a workaround for this problem; however, Microsoft has already announced that the issue will be addressed in January with version 7.3.2.

Microsoft has also decided to add PowerShell 7 to Windows update without an opt-in from users. So even if you are downgrading to PowerShell 7.3.0 or below, Windows Update will immediately try to get you up to speed again. Therefore, we recommend doing something other than skipping Windows updates for the time being. Your best choice at this moment is to install any previous build you like and uncheck these boxes shown here:


It is important to note that if you install a later PowerShell version again, these options will default to “on” again, disregarding your previous choices.

We are taking steps to prevent future releases of unsupported or problematic PowerShell versions from impacting your development process with our software.

Please stay tuned for the upcoming 2023 release of all SAPIEN applications.