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Visual Studio PowerGUI VTX install on XP

1) Download and install latest PowerShell for XP (2.0).
2) Download and install Visual Studio Integrated Shell.
3) Download and install the ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory.
4) Download and install PowerGUI 3.2 (nothing later as the current VTX* only supports 3.2). Make sure you select Active Directory tools or whatnot in the installation selections tree.
5) Download the PowerGui VTX 1.6.1 visual studio extension: https://powerguivsx.codeplex.com/releases/view/86007
5) Open `PowerGUIVsx.vsix` with 7zip (using the “Open archive” context menu verb, for instance)
6) Edit `extension.vsixmanifest`
7) Add and edit nodes to appear as follows (as noted on msdn):

<Vsix ..>
<Identifier ..>
<SupportProducts>
<VisualStudio Version="10.0">
<Edition>IntegratedShell</Edition>

8) Close
9) Save and close PowerGUIVsx.vsix
10) Install PowerGUIVsx.vsix by opening with “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\VSLauncher.exe”
11) Open the VS 2010 Integrated Shell
12) Create a new PowerShell project

*So, okay. The developer has decided to make the extension better by adding additional features. I chose to use this older version because it supports intellisense out of the box. Without intellisense it is a no-go for me, as I’m currently learning powershell.

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