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Install Powershell V2

FineBuild can install and configure Powershell V2 as part of the SQL Server install process.

It is recommended that the latest stable version of Powershell is always installed on your operating system. For Windows 2008 R2 and below this is Powershell V2. For Windows 2012 and above this is Powershell V3.

Powershell V3 is available for Windows 2008 R2 and below, but significant problems have been reported with Powershell V3 for older versions of Windows. Because of these problems SQL FineBuild does not install Powershell V3 on Windows 2008 R2 and below.

The required version of Powershell is included in the Windows install for Windows 2008 R2 and above, so the Powershell install within SQL FineBuild only relates to Windows 2008 and below. FineBuild will always install Powershell V2 if Powershell is missing and if the install media is available.

For some versions of Windows the install media for Powershell V2 must be downloaded, for others the install media is included. The table below shows when you must do a download.

Operating system Express Edition Other Editions
Windows 2008 R2 or above Included Included
Windows 2008 or below Download Download

If you need to do a download, then choose the correct process for your operating system.:

Windows 2008 R2 or above
Windows 2008 or below

Download for Windows 2008 R2 or above

This covers Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 8

If you are installing on windows 2008 R2 or above, then Powershell V2 or above is built in to this version of Windows. No download or install is needed.

Download for Windows 2008 or below

This covers Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 2008

Powershell V2 is part of Windows Management Framework. All files from the link below should be downloaded from the location below and put in to the Additional Components folder.
Windows Management Framework download http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930

You must also Install .Net 3.5. If you are installing on Windows Vista or Windows 2008 you must also Install Windows Installer 4.5.

FineBuild Powershell V2 Install

Automated silent installation of Powershell V2 is performed by Process Id 2AJ and is controlled by the parameters below:
Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008R2 SQL2012 SQL2014
SetupPS2 FULL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupPS2 WORKSTATION Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupPS2 CLIENT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

In order to maintain compatibility with older versions of SQL FineBuild, the parameter InstPS2 can also be used.

FineBuild will always install Powershell V2 if the install media is available.

Manual Powershell V2 Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install Powershell V2 manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

1) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on the following file:
Windows XP 32-bit WindowsXP-KB968930-x86-ENG.exe
Windows 2003 32-bit WindowsServer2003-KB968930-X86-ENG.exe
Windows 2003 or XP 64-bit WindowsServer2003-KB968930-X64-ENG.exe
Windows Vista or Windows 2008 32-bit Windows6.0-KB968930-X86.msu
Windows Vista or Windows 2008 64-bit Windows6.0-KB968930-X64.msu

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2) The Welcome window is displayed. Click Next to continue.
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3) The License window is displayed. Accept the License Agreement and click Next to continue.
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4) Wait while Powershell V2 is installed.
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5) Powershell V2 has been installed. Click Finish to end.
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Last edited Oct 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM by EdVassie, version 11