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Hi,

We have a piece of software that runs a powershell command at startup to match the username and match it with active directory.

This works perfect on server 2008R2 but does not on server 2012R2.

If I login with my test user on RDS2012 and try to open powershell I get access denied.
I cannot open powershell.exe in C:\windows\system32\powershell\V1.0\powershell.exe but I can open it in the SysWow64 folder.

For example, I want to run the command "[System.Environment]::Username" when logged in as a normal user.

Do I somehow have to give permission to powershell?
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Not a default "feature" of Server 2012, that's something specific to your environment. Users should be perfectly able to open a Powershell console - after all, with UAC enabled, administrators act as users as well.
There's a policy that can prevent access to command shells, but that should affect both x64 and x86 versions.
Can you "cd" into "C:\Windows\system32\powershell\V1.0"?
You might want to check the permissions on the x64 powershell.exe.
Default as obtained by cacls.exe:
NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:F
BUILTIN\Administrators:R
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:R
BUILTIN\Users:R
APPLICATION PACKAGE AUTHORITY\ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES:R

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Hi oBda,

UAC is disabled.

CD'ing in to "C:\Windows\system32\powershell\V1.0" works but cannot open powershell.
The permissions  on x64 powershell are the same as yours.

The permissions for x86 powershell are only SYSTEM & Administrators.
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Policy was preventing acces. Thanks!
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