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Installing Windows PowerShell

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 3.0, Windows PowerShell 4.0

Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012 include Windows PowerShell 3.0 and all of its prerequisites. The system also includes the Windows PowerShell 2.0 engine for backward compatibility with host programs that cannot use Windows PowerShell 3.0.

This topic explains how to install Windows PowerShell 3.0 on earlier systems and install and enable the required features.

This topic includes the following sections:

Installing Windows PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell 3.0 arrives installed, configured, and ready to use. Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is installed and enabled. For information about starting Windows PowerShell, see Starting Windows PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows and Starting Windows PowerShell on Windows Server.

Installing Windows PowerShell on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

These instructions explain how to install Windows PowerShell 3.0 on computers running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1. There are separate installation instructions below for computers running with the Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008 R2.

Getting ready to install

  • Before installing Windows Management Framework 3.0, uninstall any previous versions of Windows Management Framework 3.0.

To install Windows PowerShell 3.0

  1. Install the full installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe) from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=212547.

    Or, install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (dotNetFx45_Full_setup.exe) from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=242919.

  2. Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=240290.

For information about starting Windows PowerShell 3.0, see Starting Windows PowerShell on Earlier Versions of Windows.

Installing Windows PowerShell on Server Core

These instructions explain how to install Windows PowerShell 3.0 on computers running the Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1.

The first steps in the procedure use Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) commands to install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 for Server Core and Windows PowerShell 2.0. These programs are prerequisites for Windows Management Framework 3.0, which is installed in a subsequent step.

Getting ready to install

  • Before installing Windows Management Framework 3.0, uninstall any previous versions of Windows Management Framework 3.0.

To install Windows PowerShell 3.0

  1. Start Cmd.exe

  2. Run the following DISM commands. These commands install .NET Framework 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0.

    dism /online /enable-feature:NetFx2-ServerCore
    dism /online /enable-feature:MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell
    dism /online /enable-feature:NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64
    
    
  3. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 full installation for Server Core from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248450.

  4. Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=240290.

Installing Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2008

These instructions explain how to install Windows PowerShell 3.0 on computers running Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2.

On Windows Server 2008 systems, Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, KB 968930) is a prerequisite for Windows Management Framework 3.0. The "Extended Protection for Authentication" feature protects the computer from authentication forwarding attacks and allows you to use the UseSSL parameter when creating remote sessions. To install Windows PowerShell 3.0 and the Windows PowerShell 2.0 Engine, use the following procedure.

Getting ready to install

  • Before installing Windows Management Framework 3.0, uninstall any previous versions of Windows Management Framework 3.0.

To install Windows PowerShell 3.0

  1. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=242910.

  2. Install Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, KB 968930) from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243035.

  3. Install the full installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe) from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=212547.

    Or, install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (dotNetFx45_Full_setup.exe) from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=242919.

  4. Install "Extended Protection for Authentication" (KB 968389) from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=186398.

  5. Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=240290.

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