As someone who works with PowerShell regularly, I am often asked how to find out what version of PowerShell is installed on a computer. The answer is actually quite simple: there is a built-in command that will tell you everything you need to know about your PowerShell version. In this blog post, we will go over how to use this command and what information it can provide. We will also touch on updating PowerShell if you are running an older version. By the end of this post, you should have all the info you need to find your PowerShell version.(Image Suggestion: A computer screen displaying the ‘PowerShell Version’ command.)
Introduction: Command to Find PowerShell Version
If you’re ever lost and need to know what version of PowerShell you’re running, or want to find out more information about a specific cmdlet, you can use the $PSVersionTable automatic variable. For example, if you want to know the version number for PowerShell, you could use the following command:
The $PSVersionTable automatic variable is a great way to get information about your PowerShell version, but it’s not the only way. You can also use the Get-Command -InstanceVariable PSVersion command to find out more specific information about individual cmdlets. For example, you could use this command to find out the version number for the Import-Module cmdlet:
Get-Command -InstanceVariable PSVersion | Format-List Version
What Is PowerShell?
PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration. It enables IT professionals to control and automate the administration of Windows systems. The PowerShell cmdlets can be used to find, format, and convert data, as well as manage files, folders, registry keys, services, removable media drives, certificates, WMI objects . . . and more! In addition to these capabilities, PowerShell also provides a comprehensive integrated scripting environment (ISE). This allows you access to core editing and debugging features in a single console. This makes it an extremely powerful tool for system administrators who need to diagnose and solve complex problems.
PowerShell is commonly used in systems administration and development. System administrators use PowerShell to manage the configuration of Windows systems, perform system backups, and diagnose and solve problems. Developers use PowerShell to automate tasks such as management of remote machines, data acquisition, and provisioning. Additionally, PowerShell can be used in conjunction with other scripting languages such as VBScript or C# to create more complex solutions.
Finding Your PowerShell Version
PowerShell is a powerful tool that can be used to automate tasks and improve efficiency in the workplace. However, it is important to know which version of PowerShell you are using. To find out your PowerShell version, follow these steps:
1) Open an elevated command prompt (Windows 10/8/7).
2) Type “powershell” and hit Enter. This will launch the Windows PowerShell console.
3) Type “get-help about_PSVersioning”. This will display a list of all available cmdlets for managing your PowerShell version.
4) Look for the information about your current PowerShell version. In this example, we are using Version 5.0.10586. The number after the “.NET” at the end is our build number (5 in this case). Next to that number is a letter (e.g., 5.NET). That letter tells us what kind of changes were made to our code since our last update (in this case, there was only one change – from v5 to v5.NET).
5) If you want, you can also view all of the modifications that have been made to your entire installation by typing “Get-Module -ListAvailable PSConsoleModules”. You can also use this command to get information on specific modules installed on your system. For example, if you wanted to find out more about the ConvertTo-HexString cmdlet, you would type “Get-Command -Name ConvertTo-HexString”.
PowerShell is a powerful tool that can be used in many different scenarios. However, as with any software, PowerShell can sometimes need to be updated in order to keep up with the latest changes.
To find out which version of PowerShell is currently installed on your system, you can use the Get-Host cmdlet. This will return information about your PowerShell instance, including the version number, build number, and platform.
If you want to update your PowerShell installation, you will need to install a new version from Microsoft. To do this, you will need to navigate to the Download page and select the latest MSI installer. Once you have downloaded and installed the new version of PowerShell, it will automatically be activated on your system.
If you have updated your PowerShell installation, but find that some features or commands no longer work as expected, you can fix the issue by following these steps:
First, you will need to open a command prompt and navigate to the directory where your PowerShell installation is installed. Next, you will need to run the Get-Command cmdlet in this directory. This will list all of the available PowerShell commands. You can then use the Search-Online cmdlet to find a specific command that has stopped working. After you have located the command that needs to be fixed, you can use the Repair-Command cmdlet to correct the issue.
To Sum Things Up
In conclusion, PowerShell is a powerful tool that can automate tasks and improve efficiency. It is important to know which version of PowerShell you are using and how to update it if necessary. You can use the Get-Host cmdlet to find your PowerShell version and the Repair-Command cmdlet to fix any issues you may have with your installation.