Powershell for windows 7
Although PowerShell 4.0 comes preinstalled for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2,
but there are some people still prefer Windows 7 and other earlier server operating systems.
for them, it's great to see that Microsoft has finally released PowerShell 4.0 as part of the Windows
Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 release.
The release supports Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.
That way you can:
Click on the Windows 7 Start Orb
Select 'Windows PowerShell ISE' for the GUI version
Select plain 'Windows PowerShell' for the command-line version
Or Go to :
Start / All Programs / Accessories / Windows PowerShell.
WMF 4.0 actually includes a bunch more than just PowerShell 4.0,
but most will be downloading this latest release specifically for the new cmdlets
and functionality that PowerShell 4.0 offers. However, here's everything that is included in WMF 4.0:
Windows PowerShell ISE
Windows PowerShell Web Services
Windows Remote Management (WinRM)
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Server Manager WMI provider
Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Download WMF 4.0 here: Windows Management Framework 4.0
P.S. WMF 4.0 also requires Microsoft .NET 4.5 be installed first.
You can get that here:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5