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Hi luc,

i have following scenerio where i see powercli 6.5 in control pannel which seems to be installed by msi

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at the same time i have  11.2 also and i dont see any modules in default directory

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iam willing to upgrade but for some reasons online wont work .do i need to uninstall 6.5 for offline upgrade .

not sure how 11.2 modules come from??

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You should always uninstall any MSI based version, before trying to install from the PSGallery.

If you don't have Internet access on that station, use the Save-Module procedure.

See also Updating PowerCLI through the PowerShell Gallery


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You should always uninstall any MSI based version, before trying to install from the PSGallery.

If you don't have Internet access on that station, use the Save-Module procedure.

See also Updating PowerCLI through the PowerShell Gallery


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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where does 11.2 come from as i dont see any powercli modules in default module directory.

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LucD
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Did you check all folders in

$env:PSModulePath.Split(';')

Does the following list any PowerCLI modules?

Get-Module -Name VMware* -ListAvailable


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it has both 11.2 and 6.5 .

actually this is online system but gives error regarding nugetprovider.it used to work fine in lab environmet which i tested few months back.

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The 6.5 version is one installed by the MSI file.

Those folders should go away when you uninstall VMware PowerCLI from the Programs and Features control panel applet.

For the 11.2 version, you can just delete those folders manually.

Did you try the proposed Install-PackageProvider cmdlet to install NuGet?

Did that work?


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however i cant open webpage though it ping to outside

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LucD
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Could be the TLS setting.
Try running this before

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

Or are you perhaps behind a proxy?


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LucD
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And you probably have to run PowerShell as Administrator.


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i just see its TTL expired in ping .

i m thinking toput powercli modules which i downloaded in

C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules

and delete old modules .if it was working earlier it should work now also without uninstalling 6.5Smiley Happy.is this not coorect approach??

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LucD
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No, since .NET is involved, I'm not sure what the impact under the covers might be.

Just uninstall the MSI package.
That should also clean up the PSModulePath environment variable.


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hope it should not ask for .msi package while uninstalling as it happened in one of the cases and it was not avaliable .

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thanks luc

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is there any powershell comaand that prechecks uninstalltion powercli.

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LucD
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If you mean the MSI installation, you could use Uninstall-Package with the WhatIf switch.
But that most probably does not test the full uninstallation process.

You can also just check if the MSI is installed with the Get-Package cmdlet.


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if i run without whatif it will uninstall if sucessfull with reboot or ask for reboot if needed .is that correct ??

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LucD
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To be honest, I never uninstalled an MSI package that required a reboot this way.


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it has uninstalled now only reboot is pending for complete uninstalltion .

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LucD
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That could be because some of the PowerCLI modules were loaded in the PowerShell session.


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