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A PowerShell upgrade leaves extra files after you upgrade from a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 R2 to a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2

SYMPTOMS
After you install Windows PowerShell 2.0 and then upgrade from a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 R2 to a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2, you may experience the following problems:
  • There is the folder Accessories (moved) > Windows PowerShell on the Start menu that contains four shortcuts to the following items:
    • Windows PowerShell (x86)
    • Windows PowerShell ISE (x86)
    • Windows PowerShell ISE
    • Windows PowerShell
    However, this folder should not exist.
  • The folder Accessories > Windows PowerShell on the Start menu sometimes does not exist and sometimes only contains two shortcuts to the following items:
    • Windows PowerShell (x86)
    • Windows PowerShell.
    However, this folder should contain four shortcuts to the following items:
    • Windows PowerShell (x86)
    • Windows PowerShell ISE (x86)
    • Windows PowerShell ISE
    • Windows PowerShell
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, you must install the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) feature and then uninstall it.
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Article ID: 978320 - Last Review: 12/11/2009 08:37:28 - Revision: 1.1

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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