This article describes the installation package for Windows PowerShell 1.0 Release Candidate (RC) 2 on Microsoft Windows Vista RC1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Internal Developer Server (IDS) build 5600.
This installation package installs the English-language version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2. It works only on English-language (en-US) versions of Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Server 2008. No localized versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2 are available for Windows Vista RC1 or Windows Server 2008 IDS build 5600.
Localized and English-language versions of the Windows PowerShell 1.0 Release to Web (RTW) packages are available for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1. For more information about the English-language version, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Windows PowerShell 1.0 English Installation Packages for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and for Windows XP Service Pack 2
For more information about the localized version, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Windows PowerShell 1.0 Localized Installation Package for Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 and for Windows XP with Service Pack 2
Before you install Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2, uninstall all previous versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0. Otherwise, the installation fails.
Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell lets IT professionals and developers control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.
Windows PowerShell includes:
- More than 130 command-line tools (called "cmdlets") for performing common system administration tasks, such as managing services, processes, event logs, certificates, the registry, and using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
- Command-line tools that are designed to be easy to learn and easy to use with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and simple tools for sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.
- Support for existing scripting languages and existing command-line tools, and multiple versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista™, and Windows Server code-named “Longhorn".
- Features that enable users to navigate data stores, like the registry and certificate stores, as if they were a file system.
- Standard utilities for managing Windows data in different stores and formats, including Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Component Object Model (COM) objects, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), HTML, and XML.
- Sophisticated expression parsing and .NET Framework object manipulation at the command line, including pipelining of objects help IT professionals to work more efficiently and effectively.
- An extensible interface that enables independent software vendors and enterprise developers to build custom cmdlets to meet unique application and system administration requirements.
For more information about Windows PowerShell, visit the following Web sites:
- Windows Vista RC1 or Windows Server 2008 IDS build 5600
Windows PowerShell requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, which is included in Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Server 2008 IDS build 5600.
If any version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 is installed on the computer, you must uninstall it. Otherwise, the installation fails.
Uninstalling Windows PowerShell
Before installing Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2, you must uninstall any versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0 on the computer.
To uninstall other versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0:
- Click Start, type appwiz.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
- In the Uninstall or change a program list, right-click Windows PowerShell(TM) 1.0, and then click Uninstall/Change.
- Follow the instructions to remove Windows PowerShell(TM) 1.0.
You do not have to restart the computer after you install Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2.
A restart is required only when files that are being installed or uninstalled are being used by another program. This scenario occurs only when the same version of Windows PowerShell was installed on the computer and has not been completely uninstalled. If these files are being used, a restart prompt appears, unless the installer is running in unattended mode.
Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2 is installed in the following folders. You cannot change the location.
On x86-based versions of Windows, Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2 is installed in the following folder, where %windir% represents the Windows system folder (typically, C:\Windows):
On x64-based and Itanium-based versions of Windows, both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2 are installed by default in the following locations, where %windir% represents the Windows system folder (typically, C:\Windows):
- The 64-bit version of Windows PowerShell is installed in the following folder:
- The 32-bit version of Windows PowerShell is installed in the following folder:
Resource files are installed in a locale-specific subfolder of the installation folder, such as c:\windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\en-US.
Documents are installed in the Documents subfolder of the installation folder in a locale-specific subfolder, such as c:\windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Documents\en-US.
Detecting Windows PowerShell
Programs can determine whether Windows PowerShell is installed on a computer running Windows Vista RC1 or Windows Server 2008 IDS build 5600 by checking the value of the
is the locale ID of the system in hexadecimal, such as 0409 for en-US.
If the value of
is 1, Windows PowerShell is installed on the computer.
Download Windows PowerShell
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
Windows PowerShell 1.0 (RC2) for Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Server 2008 IDS build 5600, x86-based versionsDownload the Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" - x86 package now.
Windows PowerShell 1.0 (RC2) for Windows Vista RC1 and Windows Server 2008 IDS build 5600, x64-based versionsDownload the Windows PowerShell 1.0 RC2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" - x64 package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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