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I have added a post backup event in Cobian to execute a powershell script.  It is to add event to the event log indicating the backup job has completed

I get the following message:

File C:\Powershell\addCobian.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system.

I run scripts on this machine all of the time with no problem and this script will run to completion when run on its own.  Anybody have any idea what the problem is?

Thanks for the help
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by:SterlingMcClung
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It likely has to do with the user environment in which the script is being executed.  Does Cobian give the option to choose which user account is used to run the script?  If not, it is likely running the script under the same user that the cobian service is running.  Are you able to run that script yourself?
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by:footech
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There are different scopes under which the execution policy can be set.  Run Get-ExecutionPolicy -list to see all the settings.  See
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849821.aspx
for a description of what the different scopes will affect.  Perhaps you have it set so that you're not running under restrictions when using your account, but the backup job is using something different.
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In detail, you might have to issue
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope LocalMachine

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once to set the policy for the executing machine. You can also call PS itself with a temporary change to the execution policy in Cobian:
PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -File C:\Powershell\addCobian.ps1

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by:c7c4c7
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Very detailed, it worked perfectly

Thanks
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