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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: %SystemRoot%\Sysnative folder is missing

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Stefan Hoffmann asked on
PowershellWindows Server 2012
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Hello,

i need to start a 64bit Powershell from a 32bit process.
Normally i would use this statement to achieve this:

%SystemRoot%\sysnative\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -Command "& 'ThatScriptThatNeeds64Bit.ps1'"

At least that is what i would normally do.

On that "Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials" Server on which I am working right now the sysnative folder / redirection is missing.

I have tried two options:
C:\Windows\syswow64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe and
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

In the context of my 32bit application both calls start a 32bit powershell process. (Tested using [Environment]::Is64BitProcess.) Thus i cannot access the 64bit Powershell Module that I need to access.

Can I like install that sysnative Folder somehow? Or does someone have an idea how to get that 64bit process started?

Thank you very much,
   Stefan
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