Windows PowerShell 2.0 Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3)

by admin January 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Windows PowerShell (formerly ‘Monad’) command line shell and scripting language helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with your existing IT infrastructure and existing script investments, and because it runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003. Windows PowerShell is now included as part of Windows Server 2008 and can be evaluated in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3. Exchange Server 2007, System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Data Protection Manager V2, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager also leverage Windows PowerShell to improve administrator control, efficiency, and productivity.

System Requirements
• Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 3
This release of Windows PowerShell installs on x86 and x64 platforms of Windows XP-SP3, Windows Server 2003-SP2, Windows Vista-SP1, and Windows Server 2008.

Requires the .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package. Requires WinRM 2.0 CTP3 to use remoting features. Requires .NET Framework 3.5.1 to use Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) and Out-GridView. The Get-WinEvent, Get-Counter and Import-Counter cmdlets work only on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Additionally, Get-WinEvent requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

Download: Windows PowerShell 1.0 | Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP 3