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I found pointers to

ocsetup MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell 

or

start ocsetup MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell 

but they have no effect.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976736

Title: How to install Windows PowerShell on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Core.

From the article:

Method 1

  1. Run SCONFIG.
  2. Select option 4 (Configure Remote Management).
  3. Select option 2 (Enable Windows PowerShell).
  4. Click OK.

Method 2

Install the following features:

  • NetFx2-ServerCore
  • NetFx3-ServerCore
  • NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64
  • NetFx3-ServerCore-WOW64
  • MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell
  • MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell-WOW64

The following are examples of the commands that install these features:

  • DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore
  • DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3-ServerCore
  • DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64
  • DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3-ServerCore-WOW64
  • DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell
  • DISM.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell-WOW64

Note Because Windows PowerShell is built on Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft .Net Framework must be installed correctly first for a successful Windows PowerShell installation.

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Be aware... Method1 does not load any of the *-WOW64 features. Also, Method2, NetFx3 is not required. –  Marco Shaw May 17 '10 at 1:49

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