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How to change default shell from cmd to PowerShell in Windows Server

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change default shell from cmd to PowerShell


Follow these steps to change default shell from cmd to PowerShell in the following article..

Step 1. Login to your Windows Server.

Step 2. Start PowerShell as Administrator on the OpenSSH server and run the following command:

Get-Command powershell | Format-Table -AutoSize -Wrap

CommandType Name Version Source

-------------- ------ ------- ------

Application powershell.exe 10.0.17763.1 C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

Step 3. Set DefaultShell=PowerShell in the OpenSSH registry entry. PowerShell PATH specifies the PATH confirmed above

New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\OpenSSH" -Name DefaultShell -Value "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -PropertyType String -Force

DefaultShell : C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

PSPath : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OpenSSH

PSParentPath : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE

PSChildName : OpenSSH

PS Drive : HKLM

PSProvider : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry

So, this is how you can change default shell from cmd to PowerShell in Windows Server.

Thank You!

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