PowerShell Installation

PowerShell is included in the Windows Operating System installation. PowerShell version depends on the Operating System we have.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have PowerShell 2.0
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have PowerShell 3.0
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 have PowerShell 4.0

We can install a later version PowerShell than what we have already. To do that, we have to update the version of the .NET Framework to install a later PowerShell version.

Becareful when updating PowerShell on Windows Server: Some server applications are not compatible with all PowerShell versions. It is good practice to install later version in testing environment. If everything is ok on testing environment, then update in production environment.

Example:Systems that are running the following server applications should not run Windows Management Framework 4.0:

  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager(not including SP1)
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2(including SP1)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

System Requirements:

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