Install Windows PowerShell for SQL 2008 R2

I was recently installing SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 R2 and the installation failed temporarily because Windows PowerShell wasn’t installed. There wasn’t a link, so I thought a quick search would get me the file on Microsoft’s website. I was wrong. I found plenty of documentation and getting started guides for Windows PowerShell, but no installation downloads.

It was frustrating, but I finally found the PowerShell installation file. I thought I’d share the link here to help everyone find this file a little faster. (And so I can find it easily in the future.)

If the links below don’t work, you should have enough detail here to refine and shorten your search.

Windows PowerShell 1.0 English Language Installation Packages for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP

Microsoft KB Article / Location of PowerShell Downloads: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=926139

After some additional searching, I found the homepage for Windows PowerShell. You should be able to find everything you need there.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/dd742419.aspx

You can also get Windows PowerShell 2.0 included with Windows Management Framework here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929

21 thoughts on “Install Windows PowerShell for SQL 2008 R2

  1. Thanks very much for providing the link for the exact Windows Powershell download for SQL 2008 R2 that worked on my Windows XP. If I had found your link first, would have saved me hours of futile surfing!

    Cheers again 🙂

    1. Thank you! To help other people find this page more easily, you could share this link on your website, or on facebook/twitter/google+ etc… More links = more visibility.

      If you found this post helpful, providing a link is a great way to thank me and will help more people find it in the future.

  2. Thanks for sharing this – I was about to set off on the search for PowerShell installations on the Microsoft site, but I guess you’ve saved me some time!

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