Upgrade To Powershell Version 5

Upgrade To Powershell Version 5

I needed to upgrade one of our Windows 2012 R2 servers from Powershell 4 to Powershell 5. So that I could take advantage of the Install-Module command from the Microsoft gallery.

To find out what version of Powershell you are currently running. Run the following


If you find you want to upgrade after checking the version number. Use the links below to download the right package for your OS.  On the KB article, there was no mention of a different version for 2012 and 2012 R2. But note below there are adifferent versions for 2012 and 2012 R2

Operating System Architecture Package Name
Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3134758-x64.msu
Windows Server 2012 x64 W2K12-KB3134759-x64.msu
Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Win7AndW2K8R2-KB3134760-x64.msu
Windows 8.1 x64 Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3134758-x64.msu
Windows 8.1 x86 Win8.1-KB3134758-x86.msu
Windows 7 SP1 x64 Win7AndW2K8R2-KB3134760-x64.msu
Windows 7 SP1 x86 Win7-KB3134760-x86.msu

A full list if the versions can be found here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/install