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Evergreen is a PowerShell module that returns the latest version and download URLs for a set of common Windows applications. The module consists of simple functions to use in scripts when performing several tasks including:

  • Retrieve the latest version of an application to compare against a version already installed or downloaded
  • Return the URL for the latest version of the application to download it for local installation or deployment to target machines

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Evergreen is intended for use with solutions used to automate software deployments. These solutions could be:

  • Image creation with Hashicorp Packer - images can be created with the latest version of a set of applications
  • Import applications into Microsoft Endpoint Manager - keep Configuration Manager or Microsoft Intune up to date with the latest versions of applications
  • Create a library of application installers - by regularly running Evergreen functions, you can retrieve and download the current version of an application and store it in an application directory structure for later use
  • Submitting manifests to Winget or Chocolatey or similar - Evergreen can return an object with a version number and download URL that can be used to construct manifests for the most recent versions
  • Validating or auditing a desktop environment to ensure the current version of an application is installed


Primary functions in Evergreen are:

  • Get-EvergreenApp - returns details of the latest release of an application including the version number and download URL
  • Save-EvergreenApp - simplifies downloading application URLs returned from Get-EvergreenApp
  • Find-EvergreenApp - lists applications supported by the module

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