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Project Description

PowerShell Community Extensions (PSCX) is aimed at providing a widely useful set of additional cmdlets, providers, aliases, filters, functions and scripts for Windows PowerShell that members of the community have expressed interest in.

If you are interested in contributing to PSCX, drop me an email, or use the new Patch Upload feature for a one-off fix or script contribution. Developers: please read over the PSCX Developer's Guide.

PSCX Makes It into Scott Hanselman's Big Ten Life and Work-Changing Utilities

We're honored by such lofty praise. We hope that you also find PSCX to be a very useful addition to your Windows PowerShell toolkit.


If you have any problems with the installation and/or usage of PSCX, check out the FAQ which will be frequently updated. If you don't see your issue listed, please post it in the discussions forum with as much detail as possible.

Release Status

PSCX 3.2.0 Production Released

PSCX 3.2.0 is our primary release targeting PowerShell 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. We've made the jump to .NET 4.0 and are using PowerShell 3.0 specific features. If you need PowerShell 2.0 support use PSCX 2.1 Production. PSCX 3.2.0 is deployed via a MSI file. You can download PSCX 3.2,0 from For more information on this release, check out my blog post on PSCX 3.2.0

PSCX 2.1 Production Released

PSCX 2.1 addresses a number of defects found in the 2.0.0.x releases as well as adding support for Windows PowerShell 3.0. PSCX 2.1 is xcopy deployed via a ZIP file. Do not forget to unblock the ZIP file before extracting the contents. You can download PSCX 2.1 from

Both of these releases of PSCX support execution in an "AllSigned" execution policy environment. We were also able to obtain an extended validation code signing certificate to allow the PSCX 3.0 MSI file to play nicely with the Windows 8 SmartScreen filter. We would like to thank the folks at DigiCert for donating the required code signing certificates to this project. Not only did they donate the certs but were quite helpful in supporting me getting up and running quickly - even when that meant talking to a support person at midnight. :-)

Last edited Oct 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM by r_keith_hill, version 69