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What is the url to download powershell for winxp?

Note that I don't want a link which will direct me to the download location since the installation will be automated through an installershield project. The installer will automatically download the installer from the internet and install it on the client computer.

i.e. This link is NOT what I wanted.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=6CCB7E0D-8F1D-4B97-A397-47BCC8BA3806&displaylang=en
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by:Vadim Rapp
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> What is the url to download powershell for winxp?

It's wherever you put it.

Clarification:

1. using the information I gave you in http:Q_26849254.html, you create the prerequisite.
2. then you arrange for that prerequisite to be hosted on your webserver
3. then you specify that location to be used in your installation.
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by:Thomasian
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You mean I have to put the installer on our webserver? Can't I just download them directly from the microsoft website?

I will ask more about the specifics at the other thread.
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by:Vadim Rapp
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The installation can have its multiple parts in different places. You probably saw installations that have small "payload" that you download and launch, and then it downloads the rest by itself from the web. The point is that different user may require different parts, so it will download for everybody what's required. Details are in Installshield article "Internet Tab for a Release" . In this case, one of the cabs will represent the prerequisite that you will make with Prerequisite Editor.
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by:Vadim Rapp
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Also see article "Specifying an Alternate URL for a .prq File" in Installshield's Help.

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by:Thomasian
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I don't understand. Why can't I just specify the url of the installer file and select download from the web? Wouldn't that be simpler?
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by:Vadim Rapp
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Because the URL you provided in the beginning of this question is not direct download, it's a webpage, and in order to download, Microsoft requires validating if Windows is genuine. I'm sure you will figure out the possible future implications.
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by:Thomasian
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I'm sorry if my question was not clear. What I am actually looking for is the direct download url of the installer.

After reading the title of my question, I believe that some experts (who are not familiar w/ installshield) would post that link and ask me to do a manual download and installation which of course wouldn't work in my case. So to be clear, I posted the url and noted that "i.e. This link is NOT what I wanted."
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Vadim Rapp earned 500 total points
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I guess, it's pretty obvious that direct url does not exist, because microsoft gives powershell only once the user has confirmed that his Windows is legal copy. By the way, have you verified if Microsoft actually allows you to redistribute powershell freely?
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by:Thomasian
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Actually I found a direct download to an update which includes powershell for winxp, though I would probably just
ask the user install it manually.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/C/E/ECE99583-2003-455D-B681-68DB610B44A4/WindowsXP-KB968930-x86-ENG.exe
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