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 Running .NET Framework in Windows PE (WinPE) 2.1 Minimize
Location: BlogsJohan Arwidmark    
Posted by: johan 6/7/2008

Integrating .NET Framework (any version) into Windows PE (WinPE) is a bit challenging. Running it, however is not...

The solution to get support for tools like PowerShell in Windows PE is to have .NET Framework running. This can be solved by virtualizing .NET Framework and the .NET application you want to run.

I have successfully used Thinapp (beta) from Vmware to run PowerShell (and other .NET apps) in WinPE:

Since the systemdrive in WinPE is X:, make sure to select the WriteCopy isolation mode when capturing .NET Framework (or any other app) for use in WinPE.

Try the Thinapp beta at:




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Re: Running .NET Framework in Windows PE (WinPE) 2.1    By fhasa on 7/24/2010
Hello all,

now we can build WinPE with PowerShell.

See image:

You can build it by WinBuilder.

Project home:

Thanks for your work

Re: Running .NET Framework in Windows PE (WinPE) 2.1    By ordan on 12/17/2010

now you can have PowerShell 2 with

There is dotNET 2/3.x and 4 is in plan.

Installation is here:


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