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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Execution Policy

By default, PowerShell can only be used interactively from the console. This is part of the default security. To be able to actually run scripts, you must set the execution policy. The easiest way to set this policy is to use the Set-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet, as follows:

PS>Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

Basically, when you use the value RemoteSigned, PowerShell is set to be able to run scripts that have been created locally, but if a script is downloaded from the Internet, for example, it must be signed.

Note

The details of the different execution policy settings available or the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities are not covered in this chapter. Using RemoteSigned is one of ...

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