Unable to determine the installed file version from the registry key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPowerShell1PowerShellEngine’.

Today I planned to work on Exchange 2013 in my LAB, thought of playing around with it. So I opened Exchange Management Shell and guess what I have been greeted with!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started regedit on the server and went to the location “‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPowerShell1” but I couldn’t find “PowerShellEngine” Key at the location, it was missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, what are the options I have to fix it?
1: Reinstall PowerShell 1.0, well which would be hilariously crazy, as this is Windows Server 2012 R2.
2: I can take a look on other server (2008 or 2012) to see if the value is present.

So I looked at another server, which is Exchange 2010 running on Windows 2008 R2. And this is how it looks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can export PowerShellEngine Key, save it and move it on Windows 2012 and Import it under “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPowerShell1”. Or create all the 6 strings manually.

Well I chose to do manually ;). Created the Key “PowerShellEngine” under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPowerShell1.
Created all 6 Strings under “PowerShellEngine“. and copied the values from Windows Server 2008.
1: ApplicationBase
2: ConsoleHostAssemblyName
3: ConsoleHostModuleName
4: PowerShellVersion
5: PSCompatibleVersion
6: RuntimeVersion.

Restarted the server after creating the Key and Strings. And Exchange Management Shell started without any errors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

About the Author

Gulab Prasad

Technology Consultant & Blogger

MCSE: Exchange Server 2016, 2013
MCSE: Skype for Business Server 2015
MCSE: Azure Productivity
MCSE: Windows Server 2016
MCSA: Windows Server 2012, Office 365
MCITP: Exchange Server 2010-2007 | Lync Server 2010
VMware: vSphere 6 Foundations

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