moving to powershell 6, users on 5. Will EXEs work on 5?

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moving to powershell 6, users on 5. Will EXEs work on 5?

Post by SuperPlated »

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Product, version and build: Powershell Studio 2017
32 or 64 bit version of product: 64 bit
Operating system: Windows 10
32 or 64 bit OS: 64 bit

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My current version of Powershell is:

Major Minor Build Revision
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5 1 17134 228

I'm getting heavily involved into Invoke-RestMethod and other fun stuff and am thinking of moving to Powershell 6.1 (latest).

I write a number of tools for my colleagues who most certainly do not have Powershell > 5.

2 Questions:
1) If I move to Powershell version 6.x, what do I need to do to Powershell Studio (if anything)?
2) If I write a script and compile it down to an EXE, do my users need to be on Powershell ver 6 to avoid runtime versioning errors?

Thanks for your expertise and experience!

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Re: moving to powershell 6, users on 5. Will EXEs work on 5?

Post by davidc »


1) PowerShell Studio supports V6 and will allow you to select the platform from the ribbon (Ribbon->Home->Platform). For more details, please refer to the following article:

2) Currently our packager only supports up to V5. Adding a V6 packager engine is on our TODO list.

If your script uses V6 specific features or modules, then your V5 users will not be able to run the script.
Note: Invoke-RestMethod is supported in V5.
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