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do powershell and powercli get installed by default on a windows system when installing the vcenter server application? or do you have to install both seperately? how can you access powercli? is it just listed as a normal application in the windows start menu?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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PowerShell is part of the Windows OS.

PowerCLI needs to be installed.


Download PowerCLI here
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automationtools/powercli

PowerShell/PowerCLI is an icon, which you click.

VMware vSphere PowerCLI icons on the Desktop
when you click the icons you get this:-

VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.0.1
PowerCLI can be a bit overwhelming to use,  But it can be enhanced with a nice toolset and a library of preconfigured scripts to jump-start your mass changes, which is possible with PowerGUI

http://powergui.org/index.jspa

PowerGUI looks like this, it's a GUI for PowerShell and VMware PowerShell CLI

PowerGUI
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