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Get-Package

Returns a list of all software packages that have been installed by using Package Management.
Get-Package [[-Name] <String[]>] [-AdditionalArguments <String[]>] [-AllVersions] [-Force] [-ForceBootstrap][-MaximumVersion <String>] [-MinimumVersion <String>] [-ProviderName {msi | NuGet | msu | Programs | PowerShellGet| psl | chocolatey}] [-RequiredVersion <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-Package [[-Name] <String[]>] [-AllVersions] [-AllowClobber] [-Force] [-ForceBootstrap] [-InstallUpdate][-MaximumVersion <String>] [-MinimumVersion <String>] [-NoPathUpdate] [-PackageManagementProvider <String>][-ProviderName {msi | NuGet | msu | Programs | PowerShellGet | psl | chocolatey}] [-RequiredVersion <String>][-Scope {CurrentUser | AllUsers}] [-SkipPublisherCheck] [-Type {Module | Script | All}] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-Package [[-Name] <String[]>] [-AllVersions] [-Destination <String>] [-ExcludeVersion] [-Force][-ForceBootstrap] [-MaximumVersion <String>] [-MinimumVersion <String>] [-ProviderName {msi | NuGet | msu |Programs | PowerShellGet | psl | chocolatey}] [-RequiredVersion <String>] [-Scope {CurrentUser | AllUsers}][-SkipDependencies] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-Package [[-Name] <String[]>] [-AllVersions] [-Force] [-ForceBootstrap] [-IncludeSystemComponent][-IncludeWindowsInstaller] [-MaximumVersion <String>] [-MinimumVersion <String>] [-ProviderName {msi | NuGet | msu| Programs | PowerShellGet | psl | chocolatey}] [-RequiredVersion <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-Package cmdlet returns a list of all software packages on the local computer that have been installed by using Package Management. You can run Get-Package on remote computers by running it as part of an Invoke-Command or Enter-PSSession command or script.

Parameters

-AdditionalArguments <String[]>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies additional arguments.

-AllVersions [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that Get-Package returns all available versions of the package. By default, Get-Package only returns the newest available version.

-AllowClobber [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

@{Text=}

-Destination <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

{{Fill Destination Description}}

-ExcludeVersion [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

{{Fill ExcludeVersion Description}}

-Force [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

-ForceBootstrap [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that this cmdlet forces Package Management to automatically install the package provider.

-IncludeSystemComponent [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that this cmdlet includes system components in the results.

-IncludeWindowsInstaller [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that this cmdlet includes the Windows Installer in the results.

-InstallUpdate [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Indicates that this cmdlet installs updates.

-MaximumVersion <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies the maximum allowed version of the package that you want to find. If you do not add this parameter, Get-Package finds the highest available version of the package.

-MinimumVersion <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies the minimum allowed version of the package that you want to find. If you do not add this parameter, Find-Package finds the highest available version of the package that also satisfies any maximum specified version specified by the MaximumVersion parameter.

-Name <String[]>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies one or more package names, or package names with wildcard characters. Separate multiple package names with commas.

-NoPathUpdate [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

@{Text=}

-PackageManagementProvider <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies the name of the Package Management provider.

-ProviderName <String[]>

Specifies one or more package provider names. Separate multiple package provider names with commas.

-RequiredVersion <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies the exact version of the package to find. If you do not add this parameter, Find-Package finds the highest available version of the provider that also satisfies any maximum version specified by the MaximumVersion parameter.

-Scope <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies the search scope for the package.

-SkipDependencies [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

{{Fill SkipDependencies Description}}

-SkipPublisherCheck [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False
  • Accepts pipeline input False

@{Text=}

-Type <String>

  • Default value is None
  • Accepts pipeline input False

Specifies whether to search for packages with a module, a script, or either.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Outputs
SoftwareIdentity[]
Examples
  1. Get all installed packages:
    PS C:\> Get-Package
    

    This command gets all packages that are installed on the local computer.

  2. Get packages that are installed on a remote computer:
    PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName "server01" -Credential "CONTOSO\TestUser" -ScriptBlock {Get-Package}
    

    This command gets a list of packages that were installed on a remote computer, server01, by using Package Management. When you run this command, you are prompted to provide credentials for the user CONTOSO\TestUser.

  3. Get packages for a specified provider:
    PS C:\> Get-Package -Provider "ARP"
    

    This command gets Add or Remove Programs software packages from the local computer.

  4. Get an exact version of a specific package:
    PS C:\> Get-Package -Name "DSCAccelerator" -RequiredVersion "2.1.2"
    

    This command gets version 2.1.2 of a package named DSCAccelerator. Although only part of the package name has been specified, Get-Package should be able to find the DSCAccelerator package if there are no other packages with a name matching that pattern.

  5. Uninstall a package:
    PS C:\> Get-Package -Name "DSCAccelerator" -RequiredVersion "2.1" | Uninstall-Package
    

    This command pipes the results of a Get-Package command to the Uninstall-Package cmdlet. In this example, you are uninstalling only version 2.1 of the DSCAccelerator package. You are prompted to confirm that you want to uninstall the package.

Additional Notes
 
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