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Carbon 1.9.0 Released

Carbon 1.9 is out and is backwards compatible with 1.0 through 1.8. It supports PowerShell 2 and 3.

Download from Bitbucket.

This is the last minor release for version 1.0. Future 1.0-compatible releases will only contain bug fixes, no new features. It takes too much time to maintain two versions, and I’d rather spend my time getting 2.0 out the door. Carbon 2.0 will require PowerShell 4.0, so start planning.



  • Added KeyStorageFlags parameter to Get-Certificate when loading a certificate from a file for better control when storing the certificate.

Hosts File

  • Set-HostsEntry now handles writing to an in-use/locked hosts file, retrying up to 10 times before writing an error, waiting a random amount of time (from 0 to 1000 milliseconds) between each retry attempt.


Scheduled Tasks

  • Created Get-ScheduledTask function for getting the scheduled tasks on the local computer using schtasks.exe.
  • Created Install-ScheduledTask function for installing a scheduled task using schtasks.exe.
  • Created Test-ScheduledTask function for testing if a scheduled tasks on the local computer exists using schtasks.exe.
  • Created Uninstall-ScheduledTask function for deleting a scheduled task using schtasks.exe.


  • Install-Service now supports setting a command to run when a service fails.

Bug Fixes


  • Import-Carbon fails when -WhatIf switch is used.
  • Importing Carbon no longer writes an error if the PATH environment variable contains a path to a non-existent drive (issue #134).


  • Set-IniEntry fails when adding the first section-less setting to a file.

Internet Explorer


  • Fixed an error that occurs when setting permissions on a private key fails: the error message is created using an invalid format string (issue #133).
  • Fixed an exception that gets thrown when setting a private key’s permissions and the only certificate key is AT_SIGNATURE (issue #132).