For the execution of SharePoint PowerShell scripts I need to check the execution environment of my PowerShell session to be sure that PowerShell runs as x64 application.
This was a problem because PowerShell does not provide this information itself.
BUT PowerShell is a .NET Application.
There you can check for x86 or x64 by using this static method (in C# or VB.NET):
In PowerShell syntax:
This results in “4” for x86 and “8” for x64. (Without question marks of cource. The result type is int.)
So you can use this in your PowerShell script.
Here I started 2 PowerShell sessions: one x86 and one x64. See the result of the command above:
(In the window title you see “Windows PowerShell (x86)” –> That’s the x86 session. The x64 session has no special window title.)
Here is a corresponding PowerShell code snipped: