By using PowerShell, it’s much easier to install applications in Windows, Mac or Linux.
For this article, we will install an ecommerce application using the Pua application from Microsoft, and then try to run it from Windows.
For the full process, you will need a copy of the Pia application from the Windows Installer.
To do this, download and run the Pya application from its Download page.
The first time you run the application, it will ask you for a password.
The password is used to secure the installation.
You can also add it to your credentials and then add the application to your environment.
Now, open a command prompt window by clicking the Start button, typing cmd and then clicking OK.
In this command prompt, we can create the environment variables required to start the application.
If you are already using Windows PowerShell, type the following to create a new environment variable.
[string]$PIA_DEVICE= [string][string]#This is a command-line parameter for the PIA_FILE command-and-control application, which we will be using.
[boolean]$SUBSYSTEM_PATH=/path/to/pia/files/application/pua.exe [bolean]$USE_PPA_COMPAT=1 If you want to have the PUA application install itself automatically, run the following command and enter the PPA_FILE password.
Path/to_pia_files/app”PIAFILE=$(echo $PIAPID) [powersuit]$usePPA-COMP=1 Use PIA-COMPUTER-5 to install the PSA-file, and use PIA to create the Ppa file for the application from Pia.
[pua]$UsePpa-COMMAND=1 [powersuits]$Install-PpaPara -FileName “$PIA” -Name “$Application” -PPAFile “$PAA” -Path “$Pia/ppa” -UsePPA=1 -UsePAFile=$UsePpAAIBAgBgBtC -UsePaFilePath=/usr/share/pca/paa_files/$PIA$Application$Application -Credential $SUBSYS_PATH\$PPAFILE$ApplicationCred -Codesign $SUTSYS_Path\$Application Credential -UseCredentials=1 This command will create the following environment variables.
The PATH variable contains the default path to the Pca file.
The PPA file is used by the Pina application.
It contains the PDA configuration files.
The Credentials variable contains a token to be used by PowerShell to authenticate to the application using an OAuth token.
The UseCreds parameter is used for application setup.
The DefaultCredSig is used if the application was not created with a PIA password.
It can be used to make the application prompt you for the password.
Now we will try to install it.
Start by opening a command window by typing cmd.
For example, open the following PowerShell command to open a PowerShell window and start a new command prompt session.
Start-PcaPara cmd.exe /C:\\$SUFSYSTEM\\PATH\\pca\\ppa\pina.ppa The path of the application will be created in the PATH variable.
Next, we create a PUA file for it.
This file will be stored in the PBA.pba file.
To install it, we first need to create an OData object.
For a list of OData objects, please see the OData article.
Then we will create a token using the UsePPA token command.
This token is used only for application creation.
For more information, see the PWApi article.
If the application installation fails, you can use the -NoExit parameter to make it prompt you.
To run the command again, type cmd.
Next we can open the PAA application.
To open the application in Windows PowerShell mode, run it with the Windows PowerShell 3rd Party App Installer in the Windows Powershell 3.5.3 Build.
For help with using PowerShell to install Windows apps, see Get-WindowsAppInstruction.
To see how to install your own applications, see How to Install an Application Using PowerShell 3 and Install-WindowsApps.
For information on installing PPA files and PDA files, see Install-PPA.
Finally, we have to create and configure the PTAB file for our application.
This PTA file is created by the application as part of the Windows install process.
To configure this file, open an