When you experience difficulties installing or launching ISESteroids, here is a quick FAQ helping to resolve the most common issues:
Go to www.powershellgallery.com and download the MSI installer package for PowerShellGet. Once installed, your PowerShell has access to Install-Module.
Make sure you spelled the module name correct: isesteroids.
Some organizations use antivirus engines that block any download that contains the Microsoft tool psexec.exe. Download ISESteroids without psexec.exe, unpack the ZIP file, and run install.bat manually.
Make sure you spelled it correctly. If it is spelled correctly, dump a list of all available modules:
Check to see if the module ISESteroids is listed. If it is missing, make sure PowerShell knows the default module locations. The environment variable $env:PSModulePath should list at least these three locations:
If one of these locations is missing, your PowerShell installation may be misconfigured (which can happen when you have installed PowerShell modules via MSI packages, and the MSI author has accidentally changed your environment variables).
You can always load ISESteroids from a location that is not listed in $env:PSModulePath. Just use the absolute path to the location where ISESteroids was installed:
The free trial mode provides you with 10 distinct testing days. Should you get the trial expired warning earlier, or right away, then you may have launched the 32bit version of ISE on 64bit systems (it shows the suffix “(x86)” in its title bar). Close it, and run the regular version.
Once ISESteroids is licensed, the license works for all versions.
If you cannot resolve this issue, or need a trial extension for other reasons, please contact support below.