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How do I run a PowerShell script?

  • I have a script named myscript.ps1
  • I have all the necessary frameworks installed
  • I set that execution policy thing
  • I have followed the instructions on this MSDN help page and am trying to run it like so: powershell.exe 'C:\my_path\yada_yada\run_import_script.ps1' (with or without --noexit)

which returns exactly nothing, except that the file name is output.

No error, no message, nothing. Oh, when I add -noexit, the same thing happens, but I remain within PowerShell and have to exit manually.

The .ps1 file is supposed to run a program and return the error level dependent on that program's output. But I'm quite sure I'm not even getting there yet.

What am I doing wrong?

  1. Launch Windows PowerShell, and wait a moment for the PS command prompt to appear
  2. Navigate to the directory where the script lives

    PS> cd C:\my_path\yada_yada\ (enter)
  3. Execute the script:

    PS> .\run_import_script.ps1 (enter)

What am I missing??

Or: you can run the PowerShell script from cmd.exe like this:

powershell -noexit "& ""C:\my_path\yada_yada\run_import_script.ps1""" (enter)

according to this blog post here

Or you could even run your PowerShell script from your C# application :-)

Asynchronously execute PowerShell scripts from your C# application

How to create and run PowerShell script file on Windows 10 , How do I run a PowerShell script on my desktop? To change the execution policy to run PowerShell scripts, use these steps: Open Start. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top-result and click the Run as administrator option. Type the following command to allow scripts to run and press Enter: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned. Type A and

If you are on PowerShell 2.0, use PowerShell.exe's -File parameter to invoke a script from another environment, like cmd.exe. For example:

Powershell.exe -File C:\my_path\yada_yada\run_import_script.ps1

How to run a PowerShell script, Creating script with Integrated Scripting Environment. Alternatively, you can use the built-in PowerShell ISE console to code your scripts on  To run a portion of a script. In the Script Pane, select a portion of a script. On the File menu, click Run Selection , or on the toolbar, click Run Selection .

If you want to run a script without modifying the default script execution policy, you can use the bypass switch when launching Windows PowerShell.

powershell [-noexit] -executionpolicy bypass -File <Filename>

How to Create and Run a PowerShell Script, Launch Windows PowerShell, and wait a moment for the PS command prompt to appear. Navigate to the directory where the script lives In case you want to run a PowerShell script with Windows Task Scheduler, please follow the steps below: Create a task. Set Program/Script to Powershell.exe. Set Arguments to -File "C:\xxx.ps1".


powershell -executionpolicy bypass -File .\Test.ps1

NOTE: Here Test.ps1 is the PowerShell script.

How to Run PowerShell Scripts From the Command Line, Type the full path of the PowerShell script, such as "C:\Example\example_script. ps1" and press enter. Alternatively, you can navigate to the script file in the PowerShell ISE. Use the "File" menu's "Open" option to navigate to the script and open it, and then click "File" and "Run" to run the script. With the execution policy set, and the script signed if necessary, the script can be run from the PowerShell console by typing the file path and file name and then pressing Enter. You must include the file path otherwise the script will usually be opened in your system’s default text editor instead.

I've had the same problem, and I tried and tried... Finally I used:

powershell.exe -noexit "& 'c:\Data\ScheduledScripts\ShutdownVM.ps1'"

And put this line in a batch-file, and this works.

How to Run PowerShell Scripts, However, running scripts written by others or downloaded from the Internet can be a risky activity – the level of access that a PowerShell script has to your  You can’t associate PS1 scripts with PowerShell and the only way to run a script is to right-click it and select the run option. Double-clicking it will open it in Notepad. This is great for a security measure but annoying if you want a PowerShell script to execute when a scheduled task is run.

How to Write and Run Scripts in the Windows PowerShell ISE , How to create and run scripts. You can open and edit Windows PowerShell files in the Script Pane. Specific file types of interest in Windows  Before running any scripts on a new PowerShell installation, you must first set an appropriate Execution Policy, e.g. Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned If the script has been downloaded from the internet and saved as a file then you may also need to right click on the script, select properties, then unblock .

How to Run a script - PowerShell, How-to: Run a PowerShell script. There are several ways to run a PowerShell script. Before running any scripts on a new PowerShell installation, you must first​  Put it in the same path as SQLExecutor.ps1 and from now on you can run it by simply double-clicking on run.cmd. Note: If you require command line arguments inside the run.cmd batch, simply pass them as %1 %9 (or use %* to pass all parameters) to the powershell script, i.e.

Executing PowerShell Scripts FAQ and Tips & Tricks, Method 2: Drag & drop. Open a PowerShell window; Drag & drop the script from within File Explorer or from your Desktop into the PowerShell 

  • Start the powershell as you would have started cmd. Now you can execute the myscript.ps1 script as any executable there in (in powershell window), i.e. .\myscript.ps1
  • Your blog post link did it. I have to use powershell -noexit "& "C:\yada_yada\run_import_script.ps1" (notice the three double quotes) I don't really understand why, but at this point, I don't really care :) Thanks a lot!
  • What exactly does the "& do?
  • According to, the '&' is for "If you actually want to execute that string value (that is, if you want to run the script whose path is enclosed in double quotes) you need to preface the path with the Call operator (the ampersand)."
  • none of these worked for me until I bypassed powershell's default executionpolicy for my freshly-created unsigned script. Among other things this required restarting powershell As Administrator. Totally agree with @LukePuplett - it's brilliant to make the simplest use-case take 20 minutes of googling and futzing around. And the error messages! Apparently these guys worked at IBM... in the 70's.
  • As stated in a comment below, the execution policy has to be bypassed. One of the items that is not discussed here is how to run a powershell script from a command line passing in a parameter. To do this: type powershell -executionpolicy bypass ".\myscript.ps1 yadayadayada"
  • Is there a way to add parameters to such an invocation?
  • You should just be able to trail the args after the script file path. From the PowerShell.exe usage - [-File <filePath> <args>]
  • "cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system. Please see "get-help about_signing" fo r more details."
  • If you haven't enabled PowerShell script execution on your system add the parameter -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
  • FYI this also works for PowerShell 1.0 in my experience (Windows 2012 Server)
  • Also, include the -nologo option to get rid of the startup banner
  • This should be executed in a powershell as powershell -executionpolicy bypass -File .\Test.ps1 assuming you current working directory contains Test.ps1
  • Useful trick when security policies don't allow script execution.