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PowerShell: Install-Gac (GACUTIL for PowerShell)

So, I don't know about anyone else, but it is a pain to use GACUTIL on systems without the .NET SDK. So, I found out there is a .NET API for GACUTIL, so now I just wrapped it in PowerShell to make it easier to use. :)

   1:  BEGIN {
   2:      $ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"
   3:      
   4:      if ( $null -eq ([AppDomain]::CurrentDomain.GetAssemblies() |? { $_.FullName -eq "System.EnterpriseServices, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" }) ) {
   5:          [System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load("System.EnterpriseServices, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a") | Out-Null
   6:      }
   7:      
   8:      $publish = New-Object System.EnterpriseServices.Internal.Publish
   9:  }
  10:  PROCESS {
  11:      $assembly = $null
  12:      
  13:      if ( $_ -is [string] ) {
  14:          $assembly = $_
  15:      } elseif ( $_ -is [System.IO.FileInfo] ) {
  16:          $assembly = $_.FullName
  17:      } else {
  18:          throw ("The object type '{0}' is not supported." -f $_.GetType().FullName)
  19:      }
  20:      
  21:      if ( -not (Test-Path $assembly -type Leaf) ) {
  22:          throw "The assembly '$assembly' does not exist."
  23:      }
  24:      
  25:      if ( [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile( $assembly ).GetName().GetPublicKey().Length -eq 0 ) {
  26:          throw "The assembly '$assembly' must be strongly signed."
  27:      }
  28:      
  29:      Write-Output "Installing: $assembly"
  30:      
  31:      $publish.GacInstall( $assembly )
  32:  }
Published Oct 31 2008, 03:16 PM by adweigert
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