Solved

I can't run powershell in Windows 7

Posted on 2010-09-17
3
615 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have Windows 7 32 bit and when I run set-executionpolicy remotesigned it gives me the error I do not have rights to the registry.  I am in the administrators group.  This is my home machine, I am not on a domain.  How do I fix this so I can run scripts?  I powershell v2.
0
Comment
Question by:BrianSDG
3 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
chapmanjw earned 500 total points
ID: 33706595
You need to run PowerShell as administrator.  Right click, Run As Administrator.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:jeremyjared74
ID: 33706739
You can download this registry entry to fix all those annoying privileged errors. Once you download it, just double click it to install. You will then have a right click menu to take ownership. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

Well, that won't help you on this error, but it is nice to have. You can follow the instructions on this EE Post: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/A_2846-Use-the-Administrator-account-by-default-in-Vista.html
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:thakurdinesh
ID: 33706744
set-ExecutionPolicy : Access to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds
\Microsoft
.PowerShell' is denied.
At line:1 char:20
+ Set-ExecutionPolicy <<<<  RemoteSigned
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-ExecutionPolicy], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetExecutionPolicyComma
   nd


How to fix this?
 
Right click on Powershell shortcut and choose 'Run as Administrator'

Also note that if you have a 64-bit OS you need to set the execution policy for both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of PowerShell.
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to prepare an HTML email signature template file containing dynamic placeholders for users' Azure AD data. Furthermore, it explains how to use this file to remotely set up a department-wide email signature policy in Office …
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question