Powershell Execution Policy

Jun 26, 2009 at 5:11 AM

Could you please update the instructions to remind people to set the execution policy to Unrestricted :)  I forgot and took me ages to remember.

Aug 17, 2009 at 9:30 PM

I cannot get any powershell scripts to run on a Windows 2008 Server 64-bit without getting:

System.Management.Automation.ParentContainsErrorRecordException: File C:\Users\jg139\AppData\Local\Temp\54dd9d92-2cb4-4231-a5ef-3a395ccfd00d\tfs-Deploy-Common-Transition.ps1 cannot be loaded. The file C:\Users\jg139\AppData\Local\Temp\54dd9d92-2cb4-4231-a5ef-3a395ccfd00d\tfs-Deploy-Common-Transition.ps1 is not digitally signed. The script will not execute on the system. Please see "get-help about_signing" for more details..

I followed the instructions for setting the execution policy to Unrestricted which is just a registry entry but to no avail.

Aug 17, 2009 at 10:06 PM

On a 64-bit system PowerShell has both a 64-bit and 32-bit version and each version has its own Execution Policy setting. TFS Deployer is compiled to run as 32-bit because the TFS libraries are 32-bit only, therefore it will use the 32-bit PowerShell and be dependent on that version's Execution Policy setting.

I am working on a patch to TFS Deployer that will make the Execution Policy setting irrelevant to TFS Deployer in the future.

Aug 18, 2009 at 1:50 PM

The 2 registry keys are


and for each version number subkey under each of those, you will need to enumerate product keys under ShellIds. Essentially all valid paths are of the form: