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powershell stopped working on SBS 2011

Posted on 2013-05-16
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I have just run Sharepoint 2010 management shell and it comes up with an error of powershell stopped working.

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by:WNottsC
ID: 39170985
none of these seem to work still comes up with powershell has stopped working
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by:WNottsC
ID: 39170988
do I need to restart any services
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by:WNottsC
ID: 39171002
this may actually not be a powershell issue.

If I navigate to Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 or the same but WOW64 and run powershell.exe then it loads fine it is just the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell
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by:WNottsC
ID: 39171009
At the same time the CompanyWeb has stopped working and also the Sharepoint 2010 Timer service and Sharepoint 2010 VSS Writer service have both stopped running and I get an error when trying to start them
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Haresh Nikumbh earned 1500 total points
ID: 39171014
okay have you gone through this?

    Click Start, and then right-click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.
    Click Properties.
    Click the Shortcut tab in the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell Properties window.
    Input the following value in the Target field:

    C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -Version 2.0 -NoExit " & ' C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG\POWERSHELL\Registration\\sharepoint.ps1 ' "

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2796733
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by:WNottsC
ID: 39171035
this has still not worked does it need the "\\" on "Registration\\sharepoint.ps1"
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39171051
yes have you tried with "\\" ?
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by:WNottsC
ID: 39171071
yes and it still does not work.

If I change it so that it looks like this it at leasts opens sysWOW64

C:\Windows\sysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -Version 2.0 -NoExit " & ' C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG\POWERSHELL\Registration\\sharepoint.ps1 ' "

I know this is not correct could it be an issue with my profile because it is trying to open up

PS C:\Users\support
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by:WNottsC
ID: 39171665
I have just tried a few things and I am getting confused.

Other sites are saying that it is because Windows Management Framework 3.0 update has been applied.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2012/12/12/do-not-install-2506143-optional-wmf-3-0-patch-on-your-sbs-2011.aspx

http://blog.ronnypot.nl/?p=960

however I can not see this installed

I have also run get-host in powershell and it is showing the version as 2.0 so this sounds like the update is not installed.

The issue only happens in Sharepoint  Management shell   if I run this command in Powershell I get the powershell has stopped working

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.powershell

Any ideas
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by:WNottsC
ID: 40128333
The reason I have given this a B and not A is because it has not provided me with a Solution but has provided me with an idea of how to test things
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