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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