Installation and Licensing


Visual Studio

PowerShell Pro Tools is included with PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio. You can install it through Visual Studio or download it from the Marketplace.

For offline installation instructions, click here.

Visual Studio Code

The Visual Studio Code extension is available on the Visual Studio Marketplace and can be installed from within Visual Studio Code. Search for PowerShell Pro Tools when searching in VSC.

Visual Studio Code Offline Install

You can install a Visual Studio Code extension by downloading the VSIX file from the Marketplace and then clicking Install from VSIX within the extension pane in Visual Studio Code.


PowerShell Module

The PowerShell Module is available on the PowerShell Gallery.


Trial Licenses

By default, PowerShell Pro Tools installs and allows for a limited set of features. If you would like to trial PowerShell Pro Tools without these limitations, you can request a trial key.

Purchasing a License

Visit the purchasing page and follow the instructions to purchase a license. A license will be emailed to you within ten minutes of purchase.

Installing a License

Visual Studio

Click Help and About PowerShell Pro Tools to view and change your license.

Visual Studio Code

Use the PowerShell Pro Tools: Install License Key command to install your license. Simply copy and paste the contents of your license in to the text box that appears. You can access the commands by using the Ctrl+Shift+P key stroke.


You can use the Install-PoshProToolsLicense cmdlet to install your license.

Install-PoshProToolsLicense -Path C:\license.txt

Manual Installation

You can manually install your license by placing a license.lic file in your %AppData%\PowerShell Pro Tools directory. The directory may not exist. Place the full XML of the license file you received in this file.