Virtualization, Cloud, Infrastructure and all that stuff in-between

My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together

Installing a PowerShell IDE on Windows Server 2008 R2

I’m sitting Thomas Lee’s PowerCamp espresso-powered PowerShell course this weekend – highly recommended, see my previous post.

I didn’t know this, being a POSH newbue, but there is a free, built-in PowerShell IDE, editor that ships with Windows Server 2008 R2, so for my labs I tend to install PowerGUI to bodge together some scripts.

Two lines of POSH and you can install the editor from PowerShell Smile rather than struggling with notepad.

import-module servermanager

Add-WindowsFeature PowerShell-ISE

It’s quite functional, and does the job Smile and it’s free/built-in.


There are other commercial editors if you need to do this on a more regular basis from your own workstation.

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