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Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 2:23 am #13970
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?
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 5:57 am #13971Timothy WarnerModeratorMember Points: 1,340Rank: 3
Did you install the ISE? It’s a separate item in the features list. -Tim
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 6:09 am #13972
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.
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 6:14 am #13973Timothy WarnerModeratorMember Points: 1,340Rank: 3
Wow–I just confirmed that. I was able to start ISE by typing ‘ise’ from a PowerShell prompt.
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 6:18 am #13974
Indeed that works. Thanks! I wonder what happened to the icon on the start screen.
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 8:05 am #13975
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.
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 8:11 am #13976
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.
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 8:11 am #13977
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?
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 8:36 am #13978
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:
- Go to Start screen
- Press WinKey + C
- Click “Settings”
- Click “Tiles”
- Enable “Show Administrative Tools”
Tue, Jun 4 2013 at 9:51 am #13979
Thanks Michael, I noticed that last part was entirely inaccurate.
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