msh: Microsoft Command Shell (Codename: Monad) Beta 2 Refresh

In combination with last week's release of Version 2.0 of the .NET Framework, I'm excited to report we also released a Beta 2 refresh of "msh" for Version 2.0 of the .NET Framework. You can download the bits from the following locations:

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86, x64 build also available)

Windows "Monad" Shell Beta 2 for .NET Framework 2.0 RC/RTM (x86, x64 build also available)*

* Registration Required

Keep in mind "msh" is built on top of .NET so you'll need to install .NET before you install "msh". Also make sure you read the "releasenotes-b2rtm.htm" -and- "" in the "" download package. Give me a shout if you have any questions or problems.

We also released an impressive documentation pack to help you quickly get up to speed on "msh". You can download the documentation pack at:

Windows "Monad" Shell Beta 2 Documentation Pack

Additional "msh" resources are provided below for your convenience.

Online Documentation

Getting Started Guide to Using the MSH Shell and Language

Microsoft Command Shell (MSH) SDK ****


Next Generation Command Line Scripting with Monad (Part 1 of 2)

Next Generation Command Line Scripting with Monad (Part 2 of 2) ****



Monad Technology Blog

Precision Computing: Software Design and Development (a.k.a. Lee Holmes' Blog)

Channel 9 Forums


Microsoft Windows Server Scripting


Sample Scripts

The Monad Script Centre