Enable Powershell ISE from Windows Server 2008 R2

PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) gets installed by default with Windows 7  or Windows Server 2008 R2 but doesn't show in the start menu. There are two ways to enable PowerShell ISE.

  Using PowerShell

  1. Open Powershell Window
  2. Execute following cmdlets.
 Import-Module ServerManager 
Add-WindowsFeature PowerShell-ISE


Using Server Explorer

  1. Open the Server Explorer
  2. Navigate to the Features Node
  3. Right-click on Features node, selectAdd Features
  4. You will get Add Features wizard with list of features provided with checkboxes.
  5. Check the “Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)”
  6. Click on Next button
  7. Click on Install button.

Comments (5)

  1. FYI you need to close and re-open PowerShell for the change to take effect.

    Enabling the ISE allows use of | out-GridView

  2. Jason_Smallwood says:

    didnt have to close and re-open

  3. Chandrashekar S says:

    This was helpful

    Thank you Guru Pratap Ketepalli

  4. Ravi Bhavsar says:

    This was helpful, thanks for updating

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