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When "Locally on the Deployment Server" is selected, PowerShell tasks are opened with notepad.exe instead of powershell.exe

Created: 23 Oct 2012 | 3 comments

Deployment Server 6.9.517 (SP5 MP2) on Server 2008R2.

When I select "Locally on the Deployment Server" for my PowerShell tasks, the DS opens the script in notepad (as system, so I can't see it in the console) instead of powershell.exe. I have to kill notepad in task manager to get the task to complete. Of course it returns an error 1. What is going on? It used to work fine. I now have to do all kinds of bone-headed scripting gymnastics to run powershell locally.

Yes, I opened a support ticket with Symantec, but they said that running powershell scripts locally on the deployment server isn't supported. I know that it can work, because it used to, even if it isn't technically supported.

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carlsson's picture

could it be file association on your Ds?
Has someone been editing a powershell script and ticked "always open this type of file.... "

try right clicking a powershell file in explorer and reset the association to the powershell app



symdon's picture

Using the steps mentioned in the KB article below, we are able to execute the Powershell script using "Locally on the Deployment Server " option.