PowerShell ISE: Not Installed By Default in Windows Server 2008 R2
PowerShell 2 is installed by default in Windows Server 2008 R2. However, the other day I went on to a server with this OS and went to use the PowerShell ISE (which I switched to as my default console a year ago) and found that it wasn’t there:
Turns out that the ISE is not installed by default and needs to be added as a Feature:
This is different to a manual install of PowerShell 2 on Windows 2008 / 2003 where the ISE is included as part of the Windows Management Framework Install.
The reason I hadn’t noticed this earlier was that most of the Windows Server 2008 R2 servers I have been working with recently all had Exchange 2010 installed which seems to include the ISE as part of the installation.
Thanks to the reminder in the comments from Osin Grehan about the ServerManager module in Windows Server 2008 R2, you can get this feature installed via PowerShell.
Import-Module ServerManager Add-Windowsfeature PowerShell-ISE