Beyond unsupported – How to add PowerShell ISE to ConfigMgr Admin Console

As you already know, then currently we can only start PowerShell Console through Configuration Manager Admin Console but most likely  you may want to start PowerShell ISE through Admin Console 🙂

Step-by-step guide

First, this is not supported so don’t blame me if something is not working. Please also remember that there is no SAVE button in Admin Console Builder Tool!

  1. Close ConfigMgr Admin Console
  2. Start AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder.exe – You can find this tool under the Admin Console installation folder
  3. Select File –> Open –> ConnectedConsole
  4. Select View->Application Menu Items
  5. Select Connect via Windows PowerShell and right-click select Clone
  6. Now select the newly cloned item and right click select Edit – Drag and Drop it under the Connect via Windows PowerShell
  7. Under the General Tab fill out the following information
  8. Under the Operation Tab fill out the following information – Please remember that it must be full path to PowerShell ISE (C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell_ise.exe)
  9. Click OK and now you should see Connect via Windows PowerShell ISE
  10. Click OK and close the Admin Console Builder Tool
  11. Start ConfigMgr Admin Console
  12. Connect using the new menu item
  13. PowerShell ISE Starting

Happy Scripting

About the Author:

Kaido Järvemets
Configuration Manager MVP

One Comment

  1. Kevin Johnston March 19, 2015 at 20:04 - Reply

    Very cool! Works well. I was also able to change the icon resource assembly to use powershell_ise.exe (the dialog box makes it look like you can only choose a DLL file, but if you change it to All Files, you can choose EXE too.)

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