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This article describes the installation package for Microsoft Windows PowerShell 1.0 in Windows Vista. This Release-To-Web (RTW) version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 installs only on the original release versions of Windows Vista.
Windows PowerShell 1.0 is a new task-based command-line shell and scripting language that is designed specifically for system administration. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and expert users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and the applications that run on Windows.
By using Windows PowerShell, administrators can manage their systems by typing individual commands or by running scripts that automate management tasks. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Data Protection Manager V2, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager use Windows PowerShell to improve efficiency and productivity.
Windows PowerShell includes the following:
Restart requirementsYou do not have to restart the computer after you install Windows PowerShell 1.0 in Windows Vista.
Language featuresThis installation package is designed for all language versions of Windows Vista. These include English-language versions, localized versions, and language interface packs.
The Component-Based Servicing installation package for Windows PowerShell 1.0 automatically installs the Windows PowerShell 1.0 language pack that matches the locale that is selected for the operating system.
Windows PowerShell 1.0 is fully localized in the following languages:
How to uninstall Windows PowerShellTo uninstall Windows PowerShell 1.0 in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
How to download Windows PowerShellTo download Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Windows Vista, select the installation package for your platform.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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Windows PowerShell 1.0 for earlier versions of WindowsFor more information about Windows PowerShell 1.0 for earlier versions of Windows, see the following Knowledge Base articles.
For Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP (English-language)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928439/ )Windows PowerShell 1.0 English Language Installation Packages for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP
For Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP (localized)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926140/ )Windows PowerShell 1.0 Localized Installation Package for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP
For Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP (MUI)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926141/ )Windows PowerShell 1.0 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Language Pack for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP
Note Windows PowerShell 1.0 is part of the operating system in Windows Server 2008. No installation is required.
Installation foldersWindows PowerShell 1.0 is installed in the following folders. The location of the Windows PowerShell installation folder is not configurable.
Note In the following examples, %windir% represents the Windows system folder. Typically, this folder is C:\Windows. In 32-bit versions of Windows, Windows PowerShell 1.0 is installed in the following folder:
%windir%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\V1.0In 64-bit versions of Windows, Windows PowerShell 1.0 is installed in the following folder:
%windir%\Syswow64\WindowsPowerShell\V1.0Resource files are installed in a locale-specific subfolder of the installation folder. For example, the resource files for the German version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 are installed in the following folder:
%windir%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\de-DEHelp files are installed in a locale-specific subfolder in the Documents subfolder of the installation folder. For example, the Help files for the Japanese version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 are installed in the following folder:
Files that are installedThe following files are installed when you install Windows PowerShell 1.0:
Article ID: 928439 - Last Review: March 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0