January 2, 2015

Is PowerShell Installed? How to Tell

You've heard of PowerShell and now want to see if you have it installed and available on your Windows OS.

Is PowerShell Installed?
How to Tell

The CLI Console

You've heard of PowerShell and now want to see if you have it installed and available on your Windows OS.

At the Microsoft command prompt (run cmd.exe) type the command PowerShell and hit enter.

PowerShell

If PowerShell is installed, a PowerShell command prompt should be seen like the below.

PS C:\Users\kfalconspb\

At the PS command prompt type $PSVersionTable for version information.

$PSVersionTable

You can also type this one liner at the Microsoft command prompt.

powershell -command "&{(get-item c:\windows\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe).VersionInfo | fl *"}