PowerShell 2.0 available for download via Windows Management Framework

PowerShell 2.0 that included by default in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has already been wrapped up and is indeed offered to users of older versions of Windows client and server platforms for quite some time now. The confusion has been spurred by the fact that PowerShell 2.0 is not offered as a […]

PowerShell 2.0 that included by default in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has already been wrapped up and is indeed offered to users of older versions of Windows client and server platforms for quite some time now. The confusion has been spurred by the fact that PowerShell 2.0 is not offered as a standalone download, but rather as a part of a larger package dubbed the Windows Management Framework. “We’re responsible for the confusion because our redistribution is not called PowerShell V2, it’s called Windows Management Framework,” noted Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] distinguished engineer. Along with PowerShell 2.0, the Windows Management Framework brings to the table two additional technologies, namely Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 and Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 4.0.

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