Install WSL 2 On Windows 10 Using PowerShell Command Line

Enable WSL 2

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart

Enable ‘Virtual Machine Platform’ 

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all /norestart

Set WSL 2 as default

wsl --set-default-version 2

Install a Linux distro

Choose your distro. Simply use one of these URLs:

# Go to a folder where you would like to download the distro
cd <somefolder>

# Download Ubuntu 20.04
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri -OutFile Ubuntu.appx -UseBasicParsing

# install downloaded *.appx file
Add-AppxPackage .\Ubuntu.appx

Either execute in command prompt

PS E:\distro\ubunu> ubuntu2004.exe

Or open from widows search

wsl --list --verbos
NAME                   STATE           VERSION
Ubuntu-20.04           Running         1
wsl --list --all

Windows Subsystem for Linux Distributions:
Ubuntu-20.04 (Default)

Convert Ubuntu on WSL 1 to WSL 2

wsl --set-version Ubuntu-20.04 2

Open wsl

Restart WSL

Restart-Service LxssManager


wsl --terminate [YourDistroName]
wsl --shutdown

Work in VSCode

Open Remote window

server being installed

If you get the following error

The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

Then execute the following

Restart-Service vmcompute


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