PowerShell and BASH setup walkthru

Yes! I finally got the latest Windows 10 Build 14328 which includes BASH Ubuntu Linux subsystem.  I took me few days since my organization did a Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1511. Then, thru Windows Insider, getting the latest version with Bash.


If it worth knowing that in order to get Bash, it’s a feature you need to installed it first. The following is the series of steps I use to enabled and install Bash on my desktop. And, after enabling Bash, I started using it under the PowerShell Console.

Set bash Feature On

Go to Control Panel, under Programs click “Uninstall a program” then click on “Turn Windows features on or off“.  Under the “Windows Features” popup windows Look and Enable “Windows Subsystem for Linux (beta)”. Click OK to accept changes.


Using PowerShell Console and Set Developer Mode

Open PowerShell Console but make sure you already have set the “Execution Policy” to at least “RemoteSigned“.  Type and execute “bash” but it won’t work because you need to have your Windows 10 set to Developer Mode.


The following screen show how to go thru the “Setting” panel to enable Windows Developer Mode.

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Ready for Bash

At the PowerShell prompt type “bash” and press enter. This will ask to enter “y” to initiate the installation of Ubuntu on Windows.

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After the installation is completed the next step is to create a User-ID and Password.


Now, you can start using Linux within PowerShell.


To get back to PowerShell just type “exit“. How cool is that!!



PowerShell at the Orlando Code Camp 2016


Orlando Code Camp 2016, Saturday April 2..

I had the pleasure to once again be a speaker at this activity since (I think) I started speaking in 2008. I have to say this is one of my favorite event I love to attend.


I appreciate all 22 attendees that came to my session “The Essentials of Tackling PowerShell Basic Functions”.  Here’s where I show everyone how they can evolve their scripting skills. Showing how from a single cmdlet evolves to script and the a possible function.  But, still so much to learn about PowerShell and leting them know the “Get-Help” cmdlet is a good start.


At the same time, I showcase Sapien Technologies “PowerShell Studio 2016” and gave them a taste of a useful Windows application built in PowerShell.



Here’s the link to both the presentation and sample scripts:

And, we got a winner in the raffle at the end of my presentation.


Please check out my “The Essentials” series at Idera’s Geek Sync: (make sure to select “Webcast”)