PowerShell 3.0 requirement in order to install Exchange PST Capture

When installing Microsoft Exchange PST Capture on Server 2012/2012R2 you may receive the following message:
“You must have Windows PowerShell 3.0 installed in order to install this product”

As Server 2012/2012R2 already comes bundled with PowerShell 4, we know this isn’t a requirement but the software doesn’t…  Thankfully there is an easy work around.  Download and install SuperOrca.  Open the MSI and drop the row requiring PowerShell 3.


Easy as that!

About AJ McKean

Based in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand, AJ McKean is a Senior Systems Engineer in Mt Maunganui. With over 15 years of professional IT experience working in both New Zealand and the United States, he holds several certifications including MCSE(2000-2003), MCITP:Enterprise(2008), MCSA(2012), VMware VCP-DCV5.5, CompTIA A+ & is an HP Storage Architect. He is passionate about all things IT, especially virtualization, automation & cloud technologies.

14 Responses to “PowerShell 3.0 requirement in order to install Exchange PST Capture”

  1. Robert Brown says :

    This was perfect! Thanks for the help!

  2. Raj says :

    Getting Access denied!

  3. Josh Mccreary says :

    This was driving me nuts, installing PST Capture on Server 2012 R2 and getting the Powershell 3 required error. Worked like a charm. Thanks!

  4. Clayton Haffey says :

    Worked perfectly to install PST Capture on Server 2012 R2, thank you!

  5. Kris says :

    Thanks! Saved my bacon on this one.

  6. Marc says :

    you made my day!
    MS should hire you to fix their $$$

  7. Tommy V says :

    hmm, i get a PST Capture Setup ended prematurely, and nobody likes that. Is that call for powershell 3 listed anywhere else?

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