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How to setup Windows Powershell on Windows Server 2008 Standard RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have installed Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition. I tried to start with "powershell" the Windows Powershell prompt.
    But it doesnt't work. I thought that Windows 2008 has already included the Powershell. I download than the 2.0 Version because the 1.0 Version I didn't get installed. I need it vor Exchange Server 2007. After I installed the Windows Powershell 2.0 the Exchange Server Setup Shild do not recognized that Powershell is installed.
    How can I setup Exchange Server or how can I setup the Powershell 1.0 Version? I only find downloads for Vista and Server 2003 32/64 Bit but not for Windows Server 2008 64Bit Standard.
    Can someone help me?
    Thanks.

    Steffen
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:20 PM

Answers

  • On Server 2008, PowerShell is actually a feature you can add.  Open up the Server Manager, then go into features, and you should see the "Windows PowerShell" feature there and be able to add it easily.

    Yes, Exchange 2007 doesn't recognize the v2 CTP/CTP2 install properly.

    For a **non-prod environment**, you can do the following with v2 CTP/CTP2, then Exchange will load:
    set-itemproperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1" PID "89383-100-0001260-04309"

    After installing Exchange, you can remove it with:
    remove-itemproperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1" PID "89383-100-0001260-04309"

    Marco
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 4:51 PM

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  • On Server 2008, PowerShell is actually a feature you can add.  Open up the Server Manager, then go into features, and you should see the "Windows PowerShell" feature there and be able to add it easily.

    Yes, Exchange 2007 doesn't recognize the v2 CTP/CTP2 install properly.

    For a **non-prod environment**, you can do the following with v2 CTP/CTP2, then Exchange will load:
    set-itemproperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1" PID "89383-100-0001260-04309"

    After installing Exchange, you can remove it with:
    remove-itemproperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1" PID "89383-100-0001260-04309"

    Marco
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 4:51 PM
  • Hi Marco, thank you very much for your help and info, I installed the shell 1.0 over the Windows 2008 feature:-)
    The Exchange Server Setup now recognized that Windows PowerShell is installed.

    Last time I had another problem: I want to install Windows Server 2008 on RAID 1,  the setup  got and saw all 2 hard disks during setup but I cannot install the sata drivers because they are not certivied:-(
    Only 32Bit is certified but not 64Bit. I found no driver in the www which are certified for 64Bit Server 2008. Some people say you must wait for the next Service Pack. The setup was successful with VISTA ultimate 64Bit. I want to use 64Bit because of possobility of 8GB RAM.
    There are aso some workarounds in the www to solve this problem but it's a little complex.
    I also found out that you can boot Windows and set the parameter to deactivate the  driver certivication.
    But when I setup Windows the first time, I think you cannot set this parameter during setup.
    I will try some more steps, perhaps I will find find other solutions:-)

    Steffen
    Friday, August 8, 2008 5:51 AM