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Enable Powershell ISE from Windows Server 2008 R2

PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) gets installed by default with Windows 7  or Windows Server 2008 R2 but doesn’t show in the start menu. There are two ways to enable PowerShell ISE.

Enabling this feature from Server Manager or
Using Windows PowerShell command

Using PowerShell
1. Open Powershell Window
2. Execute following cmdlets.

Import-Module ServerManager

Add-WindowsFeature PowerShell-ISE





Opening Windows Powershell ISE




Here you go now we can play writing Scripts


Using Server Manager

1. Open the Server Manager
2. Navigate to the Features
3. Right-click on Features, select “Add Features”
4. You will get Add Features wizard with list of features provided with checkboxes.
5. Check the “Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)”
6. Click on Next button
7. Click on Install button.


Praveen Kumar
MCSA MCSE | Windows Server 2012