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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 Mar 10, 2022 3:08:43 PM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support]



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This article applies as of PRTG 21

PowerShell 32-Bit and 64-Bit and Execution Policy

Even on a 64-bit Windows system, PRTG will start the 32-bit version of 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.

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

Execute the following command from a Windows command line to enable PowerShell scripting: %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:

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

Last change on Dec 27, 2021 9:07:51 AM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support]



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