Posts Tagged ‘Powershell’


September 18, 2009

Came across powershell v2.0 CTP release 3 today so I downloaded and tried to install it.  No go! First I get a message telling me that I need to install something call WS MAN.

What is WS MAN? From the Microsft website: (

WS-Management (also known as WinRM) OOB is a targeted release for supporting WS-Management functionality on the following platforms: Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows 2003 Server R2. It replaces the WS-Management version that shipped in Windows Server 2003 R2. Customers are advised to update their Windows 2003 Server R2 with this update. This is a required component for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Ok that done I try again.  This time I get a warning telling me to uninstall previous versions of powershell (I had version 1 installed).  Ok not a problem I thought, so I opened up add/remove programs (shortcut appwiz.cpl) and scrolled down to windows powershell, but hang on its not there.  Thats strange I thought, so I went to the top of the list and scolled all the way down looking for powershell but still I can’t see it.  So how do I uninstall it?  A quick google search reveals that powershell actually comes down as a Windows update so i needed to check the box to show updates and hey presto problem solved powershell appears and I can uninstall it.