LKBEN11576: Powershell script cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system.


Symptom

Script is not executed because an errormessage is displayed.

Cause

This is the default setting to enhance security on Windows 10 and 11.

Solution

To run the script, you will have to change the execution policy of powershell scripts.

This can be done with the Set-ExecutionPolicy command.

To be able to execute all scripts, you can use:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Most of the time the following command will do:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Remote

Remote is the same as RemoteSigned. The execution policy type can be one of the following:

  • Restricted (default)
  • AllSigned
  • Unrestricted
  • RemoteSigned

You can also enter a scope, which is LocalMachine by default. Other scopes are:

  • LocalMachine (default)
  • CurrentUser
  • Process

You will have to answer the question with "yes" but afterwards your script can be executed.

To just temporarily execute a script you can use a kind of bypass for the policy by doing this:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File your_script.ps1

This can also be used for running scripts in workspace ONE UEM.

Have fun.

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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 01-06-2022 | Comment: