Understanding PowerShell modules
Windows PowerShell modules present a simple way to organize and package our script so as to make it distributable and reusable.
In this section, we will cover the following topics:
- What is a module?
- Script modules
- Binary modules
- Manifest modules
- Dynamic modules
Introduction to modules
Windows PowerShell can be created dynamically or persisted to our disk. While discussing PowerShell modules, for a moment I thought about the old-style snap-ins in PowerShell version 1.0, which still exist. Yeah! SharePoint still has snap-ins and not modules.
Snap-ins only contain cmdlets and providers, whereas in modules, we can have functions, variables, aliases, and PowerShell drives.
Before we create a module, we need to know what a module ...