PowerShell is a scripting engine dll which is embedded into multiple hosts. The most common host you will start are the interactive command line PowerShell.exe and the Interactive Scripting Environment PowerShell_ISE.exe.
To start Windows PowerShell® on Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows® 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 8, see Common Management Tasks and Navigation.
The topics in this section explain how to start Windows PowerShell on older operating systems.
The topics include: