XP and W2K3 Release Candidate Versions of PowerShell are Now Available for Download

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Good things come to those who wait.  Please download these bits and let us know if you have any problems with them.


 Just to be clear, this download contains the latest version of both PowerShell and WINRM.


Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Distinguished Engineer
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  • Thanks, guys!  I'm installing them now.  Well, downloading XP SP3 first :-).

  • Been fighting with this all night but I can not get it to install on my XP image that had been running PS 2 CTP3.... the PSCustomSetupUtil is driving me nuts with the constant prompts to send report.

  • Been waiting for this since CTP1.  Version 2 is finally almost here!  Good work to all on the Powershell Team.

  • As someone whose been working up an app that uses PowerShell heavily for scripting, using CTP3, it'll be very helpful if a list of changes between CTP3 and the RC could be given.

  • Jeffrey and Team:  Great job on this release!  Were I presently employed, you'd once again be saving me hours each day in mgmt. tasks.

    Also want to take a moment and thank you all for bringing your bits and dependencies bits together for release!  I was one of the more vocal users regarding the issues faced in the past when a new PS build was available, and the dependency bits weren't available to work with the new features in PS.

    Thank you PS Team and keep up the great work!

  • @JKavanagh If you set your Internet Explorer trust setting for Local Intranet to High it'll magically install.  

  • The install did not go well, unfortunately due to me forgetting to RTFM...  I installed en-US_Core_XP_x86_KB968930.exe and then realized that I didn't have PS 2.0.  I uninstalled WMF and PS 1.0 and installed PS 2.0.  Now my .NET Optimization Service is crashing regularly and my system has delays all over the place.  I can't even tell if I have PS 2.0 installed now as I see C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0, but no v2.0 folder.

  • I had seen the not about IE Security settings, that does not seem to fix the issue.  I did install this on a few Win2003 Servers x86 without a hitch.  

  • I faced same issue which Derek is facing, now my .NET Optimization Service is crashing regularly

  • I ran into the same issue experienced by Derek and Ashish. Removal of RC leaves some bogus entry in the NGEN service queue, which causes service to blow up trying to execute it. Reinstallation of RC doesn't help.

    Could the PowerShell team provide an instruction on how to properly remove RC from XP/Win2K3, so .NET optimization service wouldn't crash?

    There is related bug on Connect marked as fixed, but to explanantions how to work around the issue using the current version of the binaries.

  • Can anyone in PowerShell land help us poor folks out with this crash .NET Optimization Service issue?

  • @Derek

    Here is a solution from our customer.


    Problem Description:

    If you're experiencing the crashing of the dotnet optimization service as described in the other feedback sections here, the fix is to remove Dotnet 2.0 (SP1) and reinstall it. A reboot is not required between uninstall and reinstall.

  • @PowerShellTeam

    Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't really work in general case.

    I already have framework 3.5SP1 installed and a bunch of applications that use .NET 2.0 and up.

    Attempt to uninstall .NET 2.0 SP2 results in an error message saying that there are apps dependencies and .NER 2.0 SP2 cannot be uninstalled.

  • Unfortunately I don't have .NET FX 2.0 SP1.  I have SP2 and it won't let me uninstall it and gives me this link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91126.  Does this mean that I would have to start uninstalling 3.5 SP1, then 3.0 SP2, then finally 2.0 SP2?

    What now?

  • Like Derek, I tried uninstalling .NET 2.0 SP2, but with all the apps installed on top of it, .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5 that would be easier to reinstall everything rather than attempt to track all the dependencies and uninstall them one by one.

    Are there any other suggestions? Is there a way to view/edit/flush .NET Optimization service queue? There must be, as .NET 2.0 uninstall is effectively flushes or deletes the queue.

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