Windows PowerShell SDK

Windows PowerShell Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available as part of Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Vista. Microsoft Windows SDK can be downloaded from

Windows PowerShell SDK contains:

  • Samples in C#

  • Reference Assemblies

  • Tools – make-shell.exe

  • Templates – Format.ps1xml and Types.ps1xml

  • Documentation – Getting Started Guide, Programmer’s Guide, Conceptual Help and Managed Reference

The documentation can also be found on msdn at

To install Windows PowerShell components from Microsoft Windows SDK, please select the check-boxes as shown in the attached image. 

Hemant Mahawar [MSFT]
Program Manager
Windows PowerShell