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PowerShell 32 bit or 64 bit and Execution Policy



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If I run PowerShell notifications or EXE sensors with Powershell scripts, which PowerShell version is used by PRTG (32-bit, 64-bit) and how do I have to configure the PowerShell Execution Policy?

32bit-to-64-bit exe-script-sensor executionpolicy powershell script security

Created on May 25, 2011 8:19:17 AM by  Tobias Lange [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jul 12, 2019 8:12:41 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]

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PowerShell 32-Bit and 64-Bit and Execution Policy

Even on a 64-bit Windows system, PRTG will start the 32-bit version of the PowerShell. Because of that, the Execution Policy of the 32-bit PowerShell has to be correctly set. It is independent from the 64-bit Execution Policy.

The 32-bit version of the Windows PowerShell can be found here: %SystemRoot%\syswow64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

You can enable PowerShell scripting from PRTG by executing the following command from a Windows command line: %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe "Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned"

For information about signing PowerShell scripts and the Execution Policy for scripts, see the following external resources:


Created on May 25, 2011 8:35:47 AM by  Tobias Lange [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jul 12, 2019 8:23:20 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]

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