Saturday, May 10, 2008

Turn on PowerShell in Server 2008


PowerShell v1 is included with Windows Server 2008 as a feature/optional component and it is turned off by default. To use it you have to add it using Server Manager, which available as: MMC console and a command line utility.

Here is how to turn it on, only one line of code, using the ServerManagerCmd.exe command-line tool. BTW, ServerManagerCmd also has a parameter -whatIf, I wonder where did it came from :)

-i Is a shortcut for -install
-w is for -whatIf


When the installation process ends, PowerShell's shortcuts are available under the Start menu:


Launch PowerShell (no need to reboot) and you're ready to go, don't forget to change the execution policy if you need to execute scripts.




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