Download New Command Line Shell (MSH/Monad) from Microsoft

Posted August 29, 2004 by Monad in Windows Monad msh

Help beta test Microsoft’s new shell. If you like using the command line, you will appreciate Microsoft’s new command line system is also known as MSH or Nomad. This new shell will bring Microsoft in line with the scripting and shell power of Unix/Linux systems. This shell incorporates .NET and the command line system.

The MSH/Nomad preview will run on at least XP or 2003.

If you want to get ahead of the curve and learn about this new technology now, here is how to gain access:

    1. You will need need a passport account. If you do not have one yet, you can sign up for one at the beta website listed below.
    2. Go to
    3. Log into the site using the following guest ID: mshPDC.
    4. Select Microsoft Command Shell.
    5. Select Survey in the left column.
    6. Register with a valid email address.
    7. Wait for the information to be sent to you through email. (This may take a day or two.)
    8. Once you receive your confirmation email, log back into for the content.

The Conversation

Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.