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QID 105815 - Microsoft Powershell 2.0 Detected EOL

Question asked by John Malon on Aug 23, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2019 by Bharat Jogi



We are starting to see QID 105815 - EOL/Obsolete Software: Microsoft Powershell 2.0 Detected (Deprecated), a confirmed severity 5, on Windows 7 and 10 workstations as well as Windows 2016 and 2019 servers.  However, Qualys' information supporting this QID is very, very limited and only points to which was published on Dec 12, 2017 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and you are advised, "Applications and components should be migrated to PowerShell 5.0+."  It says nothing about any other operating system, i.e Windows 7 or any server operating systems and I can't find reference to Powershell 2.0 being EOL anywhere else.  Also, according to the Qualys Knowledgebase, the QID was released on 8/21/2019 and modified on 8/23/2019 with no entries in the change log.


Can anyone else find information on this or is it a false positive by Qualys?


Thank you!


Edit:  I did find these posts.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Deprecation | PowerShell 


How to Enable or Disable Windows PowerShell 2.0 in Windows 10