Windows PowerShell consoles

Windows PowerShell has multiple consoles: Windows PowerShell console and Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), which had been introduced with Version 2.0. On 64-bit operating systems, you will find two instances of each: a 32-bit instance and a 64-bit one.


The PowerShell.exe and PowerShell_ISE.exe files are located at the following path: %WINDIR% | System32 | WindowsPowerShell | v1.0. You can get this path within your PowerShell by using a predefined variable called $PSHome.

The two consoles provide (almost) the same capabilities in terms of core usage of Windows PowerShell, same cmdlets, same modules, and even the same way of execution; however, the Windows PowerShell ISE provides more features ...

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