I am trying to install PWPS_DAB on one of our servers but I receive below error which I assume it is due to policies to block any sites. Is there a way to download pwps_dab and install it without dierect access to online resources?
Thanks in advance,
PS C:\Windows\system32> Install-Module pwps_dab -force
WARNING: Unable to download from URI 'go.microsoft.com/.../ to ''.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.
PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria for the provider 'NuGet'. The package provider requires
'PackageManagement' and 'Provider' tags. Please check if the specified package has the tags.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\22.214.171.124\PSModule.psm1:7405 char:21
+ ... $null = PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider -Name $script:N ...
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (Microsoft.Power...PackageProvider:InstallPackageProvider) [Install-PackageProvider], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoMatchFoundForProvider,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackageProvider
Use manual download option on the powershell gallery page:
then follow directions here:
Answer Verified By: Elahe Burns
Hmmm, if I remember right I think Dave mentioned they added some analytics to pwps_dab, that may require internet access. So you might still have problems after the install.
you might be better off running your scripts from a machine other than that Server. I use a virtual machine separate from all my actual servers to run powershell.
We have decided to follow up on the internet connection of that server.
WARNING: Response: Error: Unable to connect to the remote server at System.Net.WebClient.UploadDataInternal(Uri address, String method, Byte data, WebRequest& request) at System.Net.WebClient.UploadData(Uri address, String method, Byte data) at PWPS_DAB.NewPWInputOutputPerformanceReport.RunFileIOTests(Boolean bNoCleanup)
Brian Flaherty or Dave Brumbaugh will need to help out here. Not sure if there is a registry hack or something that can disable the analytics.
Went down the path of getting internet access for that server.
Exactly. There appear to be analytics in the code that does not check to see if it can do the nanny reporting. That's poor form and should be fixed.
Checking back. Is there a way to disable the analytics to help with performance?
Using 126.96.36.199 (where there are no analytics) - this is a task where a folder is scanned for a certain managed workspace CSB and then an action is performed.
Using 188.8.131.52 (analytics included) - no other changes
My suggestion for a solution: