PowerShell: Microsoft Releases Script Explorer! Here is the ISE Fix

Microsoft has a pre-release of the Script Explorer which allows you to search poshcode, technet gallery as well as local repositories. Its kinda neat.


It ties in to ISE but not so nicely, however, with most things PowerShell, you can fix that.

This will work for a 64 bit system, I think you can easily see the change if you have a 32 bit system.

$filepath=  'c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell\Microsoft.ScriptExplorer.ps1'

$content = gc $filepath

$content[4] += " | out-null"
$content | Out-File $filepath

No more spew on the screen!


About jrich

I am the Solutions Architect for Apex Learning in Seattle WA. I've been working with computers since I was 13. Started programming when I was 14. Had my first IT job as tech support at an ISP at the age of 15 and became a network admin at the age of 17. Since then I've worked at a variety of small to mid size companies supporting, maintaining and developing all aspects of IT. Mostly working with Windows based networks but have recently been working with Solaris system as well. I created this blog mostly as a place for me to take my own notes, but also share things that I had a hard time finding the info for.

Posted on March 13, 2012, in WMF (Powershell/WinRM) and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Justin;
    There should be a newline after the Out-Null:
    $filepath= ‘c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell\Microsoft.ScriptExplorer.ps1’
    $content = gc $filepath
    $content[4] += ” | out-null”
    $content | Out-File $filepath

  2. Thanks Karl, really need to find a new way to post code. Its been a real nightmare going from ISE to WordPress!

  3. Script Explorer is no longer available :(

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