The Multifunctioning DBA

Jan 21 2009   4:48PM GMT

Powershell V2.0 CTP

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I finally got on the ball and downloaded Powershell V2.0 CTP and am starting to play with it now. You can download all that you need from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7C8051C2-9BFC-4C81-859D-0864979FA403&displaylang=en You will need to unistall Powershell Version 1 in order to install version 2.0. I just installed this and have not had much time to chek it out but so far it is looking good. Looks like more cmd-lets and now have remoting functionaltiy which is one thing that I really wanted in Version 1.

Version 2.0 also comes with a graphical interface in order to write scripts and not need a third party utility such as Primal Script or Powershell Plus. As I learn more and play with this I will post what I think about it. Remember that this is a preview edition and is not ready for production at this time. I would only install this in Testing environments at this time. Features can still be added, subtracted, or changed from this version so be careful with it. Also check out this link for more good info.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/winpsh/pshell2.mspx

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