The list of features and help resources can be found for each major release in the Help
section. You may also view the discussion threads from the tabs above. If you have found a bug or want to see a new features, use the issue tracker from the tabs above. Please be sure to provide sufficient steps to reproduce the problem along with a detailed description of what happen and what you expect to happen.
You may also discuss new feature ideas
in the discussion tab.
Current release: 2.1.5
Version 2 provides a snap-in registered to the machine and a module that can be installed by a user without administrative privileges. The module is installed to a user profile but can also be installed to a secure machine location for use by all users. The snap-in and the module provide the same set of cmdlets, but the module does provide additional functions and aliases for backward call-compatibility with version 1 cmdlets.
To use either the module or the snap-in from from this release, you must install PowerShell 2.0
. PowerShell 2.0 is included in both Windows 7 by default, and Windows Server 2008 R2 as an optional feature.
Types sent through the pipeline by these cmdlets are designed to work with standard cmdlets so you can string many cmdlets together. See Examples
for a few ideas of what you can do with the Windows Installer PowerShell snap-in.