The customer asked the following:
We would like to get information on upgrading the backend of the SMP server to support Powershell 7. There are scripts we run via Altiris that cannot call specific commands due to powershell being an old version.
Is it possible to update powershell on the backend meaning on SMP Server?
Also the customer sent more details on it:
We would like to have "powershell core" (Powershell 7) installed so Altiris can call the appropriate version of powershell when running jobs/tasks.
We are currently working on Windows Toast notifications. Toast notifications require powershell 7 to function properly. When running the exact same script locally on an endpoint, it functions properly. When we push the task using Altiris, it errors out as it would with powershell 3 or 5.
Microsoft is moving in the direction where it requires scripts to use the latest versions of powershell. This hampers our ability to run specific scripts that would normally work locally on the machine.
Below is an example of a deferred reboot using toast.
ITMS 8.6 RU2, RU3
This is a feature request (the ability to choose a different version of powershell)