Download Links for PowerGUI and QAD cmdlets

powergui logoWith Dell’s acquisition of Quest and all the IT reorganization that followed, it is actually not that easy to find these two popular free PowerShell tools any longer. So here are the links that work today (January 30, 2015):


The download is freely available from Dell’s PowerGUI community.

The community itself also got moved from to

Dell Software is still maintaining the product – as I am writing this the latest version is 3.8 released in April 2014.

UPDATE: Looks like Dell took the community site down but direct download link still works.

Quest / QAD cmdlets

This one is a little more tricky to find:

If this link for some reason changes, all Dell’s freeware and trial links can be found in this catalog:

UPDATE: Looks like this got hidden even further. Not sure where it can be found now. This site seems to have copied and made them available for download though:

Happy PowerShelling!


25 Responses to “Download Links for PowerGUI and QAD cmdlets”

  1. 1 Brent January 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks, I couldn’t find the Quest download today.

  2. 3 Mark Rhoades-Brown January 31, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I love PowerGUI, I think that it is better than any alternative that I have tried. I am just very concerned that nothing has changed since Dell has purchased them. Worse, all of the addons that were available are no longer, nobody from Dell/Quest are on the forums. I hope that the development has not ceased, if they decide to call it a day, I hope that they open-source it.

    • 4 Dmitry Sotnikov February 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm


      RE: “all of the addons that were available are no longer”

      Are these the ones you were looking for: ?

    • 5 ruffin February 23, 2015 at 7:14 am

      I did have “Dell-Sergey T” confirm a bug in December. It wasn’t particularly timely (I’d posted in October), but it did happen, and I’m appreciative.

      Somewhat painfully, however, the reply on the bug changed from, “Hi. Thanks for your feedback. It looks like a bug of the autocomplete. It’ll be fixed in next release,” to, “Hi. Thanks for your feedback. It looks like a bug of the autocomplete. I’ve confirmed it,” which both was and wasn’t horribly encouraging, if you get my meaning.

      PowerGUI remains my go to IDE of choice when I need to do step-by-step debugging, mainly because PowerShell ISE doesn’t realize when a file’s been edited elsewhere and PowerGUI does. But man, an update would be nice! Hope Dell helps make that happen soon.

  3. 6 Jason Milczek March 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I guess this one bit the dust. No new development since April 2014.

  4. 7 Olaf May 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    A quote from Thom Brainard, Product Marketing Manager, Dell Software: “At this time, development of PowerGUI is on hold.” (

    It’s from April 2015, and nothing seems to have happened in the meantime.

  5. 8 Anonymous September 12, 2016 at 4:03 am

    any new link for QAD cmdlets

  6. 13 Steve October 13, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Softpedia still hosts the software for anyone who is looking…

  7. 14 Jeff October 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Does anyone have a copy of the QAD cmdlets reference guide?

  8. 18 Anonymous March 11, 2017 at 11:16 am

    quest was sold by dell

  9. 19 Michael Freidgeim October 22, 2017 at 1:52 am

    I am trying a few places that suppose to have PowerGui download but all ended in Any idea when it can be downloaded from?

  10. 20 Michael Freidgeim November 2, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Dmitriy, quest link to PowerGUI is not available any more. If you want it to upload, I can provide you a MSI.

    • 21 Dmitry Sotnikov November 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      I sent a question to Quest. Let’s see what they come back with. If you have it available somewhere now – feel free to share the link here.

  11. 23 Anonymous November 16, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Thanks Grossi, exactly what I needed 🙂


  12. 24 Paul July 17, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I still use PowerGUI, I find it so much more intuitive than VSCode.

    Having said that, “something happened”. I used to be able to type, for example, new-object Microsoft.SQLServer. After each dot, the next list of possible namespace items appeared in a drop down. No longer.

    Any thoughts on how to re-enable that functionality? It was the Most.Useful.Thing.Ever!


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