Error message when trying to install the VMM Admin Console: "System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0"

This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Source: Microsoft Support
RAPID PUBLISHING
RAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.
Symptom


When trying to install the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrator Console, it may fail during the Prerequisites Check with the following error message:

To continue, you must complete all prerequisites. Resolve all error conditions listed below and the click Check Again. For more information about required configurations, see Virtual Machine Manager System Requirements.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0.

Note This can occur even though Windows PowerShell 2.0 is installed.
Cause
This is caused by an issue with the detection logic in the prerequisites checker.
Resolution


To resolve this issue, download and install Windows PowerShell 1.0 instead.

Windows PowerShell 1.0 can be downloaded here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx
More Information
DISCLAIMER
MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE (THE “MATERIALS”) FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE MATERIALS MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM AND EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON INFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY CONDITION OR QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIALS.
Properties

Article ID: 974887 - Last Review: 01/14/2015 11:04:06 - Revision: 1.0

  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbrapidpub kbnomt KB974887
Feedback