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    • #13970
      Michael Pietroforte
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      I could swear I always was able to start PowerShell ISE on Windows 8 by just typing PowerShell on the start screen. This doesn’t work anymore. Or am I confusing something? There is also no icon for it on the start screen. How can I start PowerShell ISE from the Windows 8 start screen?

    • #13971
      Timothy Warner
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      Did you install the ISE? It’s a separate item in the features list. -Tim

    • #13972
      Michael Pietroforte
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      I think the PowerShell ISE is installed by default on Windows 8. I already launched it several times on this machine and I remember quite well that when I entered powershell first time on a Windows 8 start screen that I was quite pleased that it is pre-installed. It just disappeared somehow.

    • #13973
      Timothy Warner
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      Wow–I just confirmed that. I was able to start ISE by typing ‘ise’ from a PowerShell prompt.

    • #13974
      Michael Pietroforte
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      Indeed that works. Thanks! I wonder what happened to the icon on the start screen.

    • #13975
      Aaron Denton
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      Running ise didn’t do anything for me.

      I’ve always run powershell_ise which still seems to work for Windows 8.

      I love the Command Add-on!  Will cut down a lot on searching for available cmdlets and parameters.

    • #13976
      Aaron Denton
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      Looks like the experience can be different depending on whether or not you have enabled Show Administrative Tools.  With those enabled, just typing ise also works.

      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847889.aspx

    • #13977
      Michael Pietroforte
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      Aaron, thanks a lot! This works! I could swear that I always started ISE with just typing PowerShell. Microsoft really needs to do something with the search function of the start screen. What’s the point of a search feature if I have to know the exact title of the menu item?

    • #13978
      Michael Pietroforte
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      Aaron, just saw your second post now. Yes, I guess Show Administrative Tools was set to “yes”. I must have changed that accidentally. Just for the record, the description of  how to enable Show Administrative Tools on the Technet page appears to be wrong. Correct is:

      1. Go to Start screen
      2. Press WinKey + C
      3. Click “Settings”
      4. Click “Tiles”
      5. Enable “Show Administrative Tools”
    • #13979
      Aaron Denton
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      Thanks Michael, I noticed that last part was entirely inaccurate.

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