Enable PowerShell ISE for Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) is a host application for Windows PowerShell.In Windows PowerShell ISE, you can run commands and write, test, and debug scripts in a single Windows-based graphical user interface. Its features include multiline editing, tab completion, syntax coloring, selective execution, context-sensitive Help, and support for right-to-left languages.

By default this feature is shipped with PowerShell 2. If you are not able to find shortcut for Windows PowerShell ISE, it means you have to add this feature explicitly. Following steps will guide you how to add this feature:

Step 1 – Open PowerShell and Import Module Server Manager

            Exec command: Import-Module ServerManager

Step 2 – Now search for PowerShell ISE featurein Windows Features

            Exec command: Get-WindowsFeature -Name *PowerShell*

Step 3 – Verify PowerShell-ISE feature must present in above command result list. Now lets add this feature.

            Exec command: Add-WindowsFeature PowerShell-ISE

After executing above commands successfully. You can search Windows PowerShell ISE shortcut in start menu or simply type ise in PowerShell to open editor. There are few other ways to open PowerShell ISE that you guys can explore your own ;).

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