This module provides compatibility utilities that allow PowerShell Core sessions to
invoke commands that are only available in Windows PowerShell. These utilities help you
to discover available modules, import those modules through proxies and then use the module
commands much as if they were native to PowerShell Core.

Minimum PowerShell version


This is a prerelease version of WindowsCompatibility.

Installation Options

Copy and Paste the following command to install this package using PowerShellGet More Info

Install-Module -Name WindowsCompatibility -RequiredVersion 1.0.0-rc1 -AllowPrerelease

Copy and Paste the following command to install this package using Microsoft.PowerShell.PSResourceGet More Info

Install-PSResource -Name WindowsCompatibility -Version 1.0.0-rc1 -Prerelease

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Package Details


  • PowerShell


WindowsPowerShell Compatibility Core


Initialize-WinSession Add-WinFunction Invoke-WinCommand Get-WinModule Import-WinModule Compare-WinModule Copy-WinModule Add-WindowsPSModulePath




This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

This is the first release candidate (RC) of this module with the following commands:
These commands provide a set of tools allowing you to run Windows PowerShell
commands from PowerShell Core (PowerShell 6). See the help for the
individual commands for examples on how to use this functionality.

Additionally, the command `Add-WindowsPSModulePath` enables enumerating
existing Windows PowerShell modules within PowerShell Core 6.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.0 2,154,120 11/15/2018
1.0.0-rc1 (current version) 191 10/19/2018
0.0.1 1,961 6/7/2018