Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available

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Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available

Today Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Windows PowerShell RC2, the command line shell and scripting language that helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity and control of system administration. Using a new admin-focused scripting language and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell accelerates automation.  Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with existing IT infrastructure and scripting tools.


·         This Release Candidate 2 of Windows PowerShell addresses numerous customer requests based on their evaluation of Beta3 and RC1 including:

·         Direct ADSI support to allow IT Pros to more easily administer Active Directory

·         Improved support for Windows Management Instrumentation through ability to change WMI properties via methods

·         Additional logical operators (XOR and binary XOR) that make it easier to write sophisticated scripts

·         Improved help content and help functionality including new views that make it easier to find the right information.

·         Windows PowerShell 1.0 will release-to-web in Q4 CY06

·         Windows PowerShell will be leveraged by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007.


Customers can download Windows PowerShell RC2 at


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  • HOORAY, though the links on the KB don't work for the download :) other than that great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • > though the links on the KB don't work for the download :)

    Please try again.

    Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
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  • Download link is still not working.
  • Thanks I have been waiting on this.
  • Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available Today Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Windows
  • Is there a suitable build for those of us running Vista RC1, either x86 or x64?
  • Alex;

    We are the first product to use Vista's new installer technology, so that package isn't quite ready yet.  Keep your eyes open, though -- we'll let you all know when we have it ready.

  • I humbly suggest that you check the link for the Windows Server 2003 version of RC2

    In my opinion it should be

    Not 73253

  • Thanks for pointing that out Guy, you are correct.

  • i have released a version of powershell analyzer for powershell RC2
    get it here

    or go to my blog
  • I've found some bugs to report with RC1 and a quick check against RC2 shows it still seems to exist (all 30 seconds of the test... ;-)  However, whenever I go to, I don't find the PowerShell connection.  Do I need an invitation? If so, can I get one?
  • Hi Paul-Marcel;

    PowerShell is listed as an available connection (under Windows "Monad" Shell) once you sign-in.
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  • It looks great. I was happy to see a fix for a bug that I have tumbled upon in the previous release. Unfortunately it seems that the PowerShellIDE 1.0 from doesn’t compatible with this new release yet.
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Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available