Powershell v2.0 or Higher Not Found on This System


Powershell Orchestration activities fails with error Powershell v2.0 or higher not found on this system.



  1. PowerShell must be installed on any MID Server that uses powershell activities. MID Servers using PowerShell must be installed on a supported Windows operating system. ServiceNow supports PowerShell 2.0 and above. The MID server service checks the powershell version installed on the MID server before running a powershell activity. The following command is executed:

    powershell.exe -noninteractive -nologo -noprofile -command "(get-host).version.major"

The output from the above command should be an integer greater than or equal to 2. In some cases, a non-integer value or an integer less than 2 is returned. A solution in such cases is to install version 2 or above of powershell on the MID server host.

  1. The parameter mid.powershell.path can be added to the MID server configuration. This parameter enables an administrator to point to a specific PowerShell on a MID Server in cases where more than one PowerShell is installed. However, if this parameter points to an incorrect path, then the error Powershell v2.0 or higher not found on this system is returned, an incorrect path is a folder where powershell cannot be found. In such cases, the solution is to either remove the parameter or point to the correct path.

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Last Updated:2019-08-02 21:21:20