I am sure you are excited and ready to install PowerShell 2! Glad to be of service. This tutorial is meant to assist with understanding the installation and what is needed to install Windows PowerShell 2.0. Let us get started!
Windows PowerShell 2 can be installed on both the x86 and x64 platforms of Windows XP with SP3, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.
If you have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7, you will be pleased to know that your software package already comes with PowerShell 2.0! Just click on your start menu and type in PowerShell and off you go to the next tutorial!
For those without these two but with the other operating systems, installing Windows PowerShell 2 is actually quite simple, just follow these four steps:
1. Download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
2. Download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
3. Download and Install WinRM 2.0 CTP3
4. Download and Install Windows PowerShell 2
Windows PowerShell download including the download of the other items may be found here .
Granted you may have to search through the MSDN library but these updates are available for free.
Congratulations, you have successfully acquired Windows PowerShell 2. Fire it up and check out the environment. You will find throughout the site how to write your first script and of course, some more advanced approaches. Join us next time for additional PowerShell tutorials!