I need to unzip a file with powershell. The typical way I've seen everyone do this is by automating the shell with a script.
$shellApplication = new-object -com shell.application $zipPackage = $shellApplication.NameSpace($zipfilename) $destinationFolder = $shellApplication.NameSpace($destination) $destinationFolder.CopyHere($zipPackage.Items())
This isn't going to work for me, as Server Core doesn't have a shell, so there isn't one to automate. This gives an E_FAIL COM error.
Powershell doesn't seem to be able to do it on its own, and if I go 3rd party, I have to figure out a way to script getting the utility on to the server in the first place. 7-Zip was my go-to, but it doesn't seem like I can script the download and install of it. Sourceforge keeps spitting me back HTML files.
How can I completely script unzipping a zip file in Server 2012 Core?