With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Windows PowerShell 2.0 is being deprecated. This has been reported already before and Microsoft is yet again reminding PowerShell users to migrate applications and components to PowerShell 5.0+.

Deprecation is a process whereby technologies or applications are marked as legacy, signaling to users that they may be removed in the future, and that should move away from them and towards newer alternatives.

However, Microsoft is not yet ready to make a move and as such has no timeline to remove Windows PowerShell 2.0 but once the decision is made, users will receiving plenty of notice via official Windows deprecation channels like this support link.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 first shipped as the version of Windows PowerShell built into Windows 7 (where it was not an optional feature). It was also shipped, via the Windows Management Framework (WMF) to older versions of Windows, including:

– Windows Server 2008
– Windows Vista
– Windows Server 2003
– Windows XP

For more in-depth information on Windows PowerShell 2.0 and how to check whether Windows PowerShell 2.0 is installed on your machine including migrating to PowerShell 5.0, head to this page.