Doing a quick search on our site reveals several articles and forum posts regarding the new PowerShell functionality that comes shipped with Windows 7. Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.
If you have begun using PowerShell and become so attached to it that you cannot imagine life without – working on a computer (such as Windows XP) that does not have PowerShell seems not worth it. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just install PowerShell on your Windows XP computer ??
The good news is – You can!
PowerShell available on several platforms
Microsoft has release an install package for several windows versions (Windows Server 2003, 2008, Vista and XP). For XP users it is required to have Service Pack 3 installed (I’m sure you already have).
The packages are available at the Microsoft Download Center and includes PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0