Understanding PowerShell versions

PowerShell, or PoSH as it is also known, is a shell scripting language that Microsoft created to replace batch and VBScript:

  • Version 1 was introduced in 2006, was available to be downloaded for Windows XP, Vista, or Windows Server 2003, and was an optional component of Windows Server 2008
  • Version 2 was integrated into Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 server and was available for download for earlier versions Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Server 2003 SP2, and Server 2008
  • Version 3 was included in the base version of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 and could be installed on Windows 7 SP1 and 2008 R2 SP1
  • Version 4 was integrated into Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and could be installed on Windows 7 SP1, Windows ...

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