Get Powershell version

Powershell is becoming more and more important tool when preparing servers. Powershell is very powerfull entry point to Microsoft Products. “Windows 8” and “Windows Server 2012” comes with Powershell 3.0 installed with all features, but older versions of these operating system comes with Powershell 2.0.

To get the currently installed Powershell do the following:

  1. Open Powershell command line
  2. Type “$PSVersionTable.PSVersion” or “Get-Host”

Result for $PSVersionTable.PSVersion:


Result for “Get-Host”:


If you want to install PowerShell 3.0, following the instruction on TechNet.


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