Thursday, October 24, 2013

Windows PowerShell 4.0 Available Now!

Today I saw the latest post from WindowsITPro by Rod Trent over the release of PowerShell 4.0 as a part of Windows Management Framework 4.0 today by Microsoft and with this release we can utilize this package and install it on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. By default we have this feature preinstalled on the latest Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and now with this stand alone package we can install on the legacy Operating Systems as stated above and get the enhanced benefits of the new Windows PowerShell 4.0.

Read the post here to know more : Windows PowerShell 4.0 Released for Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012

One more question came to my mind when I read this post as an Exchange Admin over Exchange Server Compatibility for Windows PowerShell 4.0 , We had a known issue that we should not install PowerShell 3.0 on Machines running Exchange Server 2010 or 2007 as it will break the Update Rollup installation and could cause other potential issues which is explained clearly in this EHLO Blog post Windows Management Framework 3.0 on Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 then how about the compatibility for Exchange Server 2013 with PowerShell 4.0 as PowerShell 3.0 is by default support for this version of Exchange and after reading the release notes its stated clearly that even this PowerShell 4.0 is not supported for installing with Exchange Server 2013 and other Exchange versions same as with PowerShell 3.0 below is the update in the Release Notes .


It's always good to read the release notes before we update and try something and hope this information is useful.
  
Thanks Once again to Rod for the excellent post.

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