A Quick Tip To Get PowerShell Version Using Registry

by [Published on 23 Feb. 2011 / Last Updated on 9 Jan. 2010]

This article explains how you check a registry entry to check Installed Power Shell version on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 computers. This article applies to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 only.

PowerShell ships with Windows 7 installation. The following registry entry can be checked on computers running Windows 7:

  • Key Name: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellEngine
  • Entry Name: PowerShellVersion
  • Value: 1.0 or 2.0

The above registry entries exist by default with Windows 7 computers.


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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