PowerShell most common installers for admins (updated)

By | 19 February, 2018

Updated: 19/02/2018 – Added: Azure RMAT, Azure Stack, OpenSSH, Office 365 and more…

Have you ever change computer and went mad trying to recap all required installers for your daily work?

Me too, so I’m trying to summarize here most commons installers that I usually need.

Feel free to add suggestions to this list, so it would become more useful!


If still not on win10, you need this:

Windows Management Framework 5.1 > > Last PowerShell version, essential to access PSGallery and install-modules


Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assitant Setup Wizard > Access to Microsoft Online Services, yet not available in PSGallery


Active Directory Services: Links to RSAT

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with SP1 (both x86 and x64)

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista 32-bit (x86)

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista 64-bit (x64)


Trusting PowerShell running scripts:

Configure PowerShell Gallery as a trusted repository:

Change Execution Policy:


NuGet Provider: To work with PowerShell Gallery:


PowerShellGet 1.6.0: PowerShell module with commands for discovering, installing, updating and publishing the PowerShell capabilities, like Modules, DSC Resources…

PSReadline module: To get syntax highlighting


Azure Rights Management Administration Tool


Azure: most common modules:

PS: If later on you need to uninstall these modules, follow this line:

Azure Stack: If you’re willing to play with Azure Stack, you’re going to need this, it’s necessary to allow subsequent installation of Azure Stack compatible AzureRM modules, since they are installed by leveraging API version profiles.

PS: In case you receive any error messages at this point, open File Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules and to C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\WindowsPowerShellModules, identify any folders starting with Azure, and retry running Use-AzureRmProfile cmdlet.

Go now and install AzureStack Module:

To check AzureRM and AzureStack available modules:

Azure Stack Tools: This has to be installed from GitHub

With these tools, you can identify MAS (Microsoft Azure Stack) capabilities, manage Azure Stack VM infrastructure and images, configuring Resource Manager policies, register MAS with Azure, MAS deployment, connectivity to MAS, MAS tenant management, and validation of MAS Resource Manager templates.


Windows Update: This module allow you to control Windows Update patching via PowerShell; easier than traditional way:


Docker: If you like to play Windows Containers:


OpenSSH: With last Windows 10 release, Fall Creators Update (1709), an SSH client and server were included (for now on beta version):


Office 365: 

Exchange Online Remote PowerShell Module: From Exchange Admin Center, go to Hybrid \ Setup, and download ‘Exchange Online Remote PowerShell’ (it supports multi-factor authentication). After that, proced to install it.

WinRM needs to allow basic authentication, to verify:

If you can’t see ‘Basic’ value, you need to enable:


SharePoint Online Module


Skype for Business Online Module


Last, but not least, advisable to update help and all Modules:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *