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I took a script IPConfig.ps1 and saved it in C:\Temp folder.  I executed it on my machine and this is what I saw.

Running it from Script Pane:

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The Error clearly states.

File C:\Temp\IPConfig.ps1 cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system. Please see "get-help about_signing" for more details.
At line:0 char:0

Running it from the Command Pane:

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I am happy that the man (help) pages are good. I mean it’s really really good.

The error is self explanatory, it clearly states the issue is “execution of scripts is disabled” on this system. When I type

PS C:\Temp> get-help about_signing

It gave me all the information I need to understand the ExecutionPolicy and how do I enable executing PowerShell scripts on my machine.

Ran the command:

PS C:\Temp> Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

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And wow.. the script runs very well.

Going through the ExecutionPolicy I quickly learned that Unrestricted is not a good ExecutionPolicy neither in Production nor in Development machines. I changed it to the recommended RemoteSigned.

PS C:\Temp> Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

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The script is still happy to execute and I am happy to see my first step going good.

I will keep sharing my experience with PowerShell, the issues I come across and it's solution.

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