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PowerShell: How to Set Execution Policy via Windows Settings

PowerShell is configured to prevent the execution of PowerShell scripts on Windows systems by default. The PowerShell execution policy is a safety feature implemented to controls the various conditions under which PowerShell loads configuration files and runs scripts. 

As discussed in one of my previous blog posts “how to Set Execution Policy via Windows PowerShell” and “how to set the PowerShell Execution Policy via the Windows Registry settings“.

Below are the various values of policies that exist. 

  • AllSigned: This runs the only script that is signed by a trusted publisher only. 
  • ByPass: Configured to permit a certain script to run
  • Default: By default, the Execution Policy is set to restricted for Windows devices, and for server, it is RemoteSigned. 
  • RemoteSgned: The script must be signed by a trusted publisher before they are permitted to run.  Scripts that you run from the local computer don’t need to be signed. There are no prompts when you attempt to run a script. 
  • Restricted: In this mode, no PowerShell script is allowed to run on the device.  
  • Unrestricted: In this mode, regardless of where they are created or downloaded from, these scripts are run on the devices. 
  • Undefined (No execution policy): This value does not have the execution policy set. The effective execution policy is Restricted, which is the default execution policy.   

To do this, launch the Windows Settings as shown below
– Click on Windows Updates
– Click on “For Developers”
– On the right pane of the window, under PowerShell,
– Click on show settings

This will open the PowerShell window as shown below. Here you have the syntax available to you and also the needed command.
– Note these steps are similar to the steps discussed in this article “How to Set Execution Policy via Windows PowerShell

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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