How do I install PowerShell 3.0 on a Windows machine?

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Admins using Windows can use PowerShell to import data to Canvas and set up an automated data integration between Canvas and your SIS. PowerShell is typically installed natively on the Windows operating system.

Note: If you already have PowerShell installed with a version older than 3.0, remove the old version before installing PowerShell 3.0.

Download and Install Windows Management Framework 3.0

Download and Install Windows Management Framework 3.0

Find and download the most recent version of Windows Management Framework 3.0, which includes PowerShell version 3.

Note: Version 3 is more compatible with restful API call.

Download and Install PowerShell cmdlet

Download and Install PowerShell cmdlet

If you choose to use this example powershell script, you will need to download and install a PowerShell cmdlet called "Powershell Community Extensions" Pscx-3.1.0.msi from https://pscx.codeplex.com/releases

Execute PowerShell Scripts

Execute PowerShell Scripts
  1. Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176949.aspx
  2. Open a powershell command prompt (Start > Powershell ISE). You will need to run this as an admin (Right-click > Run as administrator)
  3. Type in the command below and click the Enter key; then when the dialog box pops up click the Yes button.
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
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