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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Is Powershell coming to Windows 2008 core?

With the announcement that IIS 7.0 is now officially part of Windows 2008 core, it's easy to predict high demend for the .NET framework, which then provides the foundation for Powershell...but is it going to happen?

So, in the same session where Maarten spotted SP1 for Windows Server 2008 Beta 3, I posed the question to the presenter - Will Powershell make it into the Windows 2008 core, and if so, when?

His answer was roughly as follows:

There are too many dependencies to get the .NET framework in it's present state into the core, but work on a modular version is underway, but much work remains to be done. While he ruled out any possibility that this would happen in the RTM timeframe, he didn't completely rule out the possibility in the SP1 or R2 timeframes.

So, I guess we'll wait and see. Until then, get reacquainted with the net and netsh CLI commands, accessing control panel elements (launched by calling .cpl files), and installing core components with an included vbscript.

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