How to Display PowerShell Version and Host Information

by [Published on 6 Aug. 2014 / Last Updated on 6 Aug. 2014]

Tip explains use of Get-Host PowerShell cmdlet to display PowerShell version and host information.

Get-Host PowerShell cmdlet displays information about the PowerShell console, name of the host, the version of PowerShell that is running on the host, and current culture and UI culture.

Running Get-Host command displays the below information.

  • Name             : ConsoleHost
  • Version          : 2.0
  • InstanceId       : d0c01d4e-3333-4730-ae7d-0d399578f283
  • UI               : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserInterface
  • CurrentCulture   : en-US
  • CurrentUICulture : en-US
  • PrivateData      : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost+ConsoleColorProxy
  • IsRunspacePushed : False
  • Runspace         : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace

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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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