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Running .NET Framework in Windows PE (WinPE) 2.1

By arwidmark / June 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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ordan - July 24, 2010

Hello all,

now we can build WinPE with PowerShell.

See image: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=11040

You can build it by WinBuilder.

Project home: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11228

Thanks for your work

ordan - December 17, 2010


now you can have PowerShell 2 with http://reboot.pro/13068/

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

Installation is here: http://rapidshare.com/files/436596031/MultiPE_Leopard_v2.exe


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