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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Download for Powershell v2 for Windows 7? No need... It's already there!

A while back, Microsoft announced the release of PowerShell v2 for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 (see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151321).
However, it is not clear to everyone that Powershell v2 is already part of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

I have seen people still asking for the link for PowerShell v2 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Such download does not exist, since the PowerShell included in the OS is already v2.
Part of this confusion may be due to the fact that the folder in Windows 7 is still called "C:\windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0". Maybe it's the fact that we still use the "PS1" file extension. Maybe it's the fact that the file version number for PowerShell.exe is actually "6.1.7600".

Just believe that v2 is already there... OK, maybe you don't believe me. Here's a little cmdlet to confirm it for you. You can launch PowerShell and use "get-host".

PoweShell CMD = C:\windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
PowerShell GUI = C:\windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell_ise.exe

That should make it perfectly clear :-)

Source : Microsoft

njoy the simplicity.......
Atul Singh

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