As you know powershell is a scripting language that can be written in any text editor such as NotePad, TextPad and so forth. Fortunately,  Microsoft created a specific environment for writing PowerShell scripts, called Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). This scripting environment does not come pre-installed in Windows Server 2008R2 and you need to add it as a feature. In this post I’m going to explain how do you can install ISE!

This post may seem too simple to experts; however, for beginners and even intermediates it is a challenge!


  1. Open Command Prompt window (run as administrator)
  2. Execute ServerManager command
  3. Click Features tab
  4. In the opened window just check Windows Powershell Integrated Scripting Environment as shown in the following image:
  5. Installation takes a few seconds
  6. For launching Powershell go to Run and execute powershell_ise or simply type powershell_ise in “Seach Programs and files on Start menu
  7. Finish!

Enjoy powershell!

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