Does Powershell Execution Policy set by Group Policy affect Powershell run as SYSTEM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • If Group Policy (computer settings) say Execution Policy is Restricted - does NTAUTHORITY\SYSTEM obey?

    I ask because I want to set my domain's client devices to Restricted using group policy, then make user-based exceptions (Unrestricted or RemoteSigned) as necessary using group policy. HOWEVER, I must confirm that Configuration Manager Clients running Powershell as SYSTEM can still follow their Configuration Manager Client Settings' Powershell Execution Policy.

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    Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:10 PM


  • Hi AJM,

    The powershell script execution policy should affect the "System" account, I tested and ran the command as Sysytem Account via "Psexec", I change the execution policy via powershell, and get the current execution policy via command:

    If there is anything else regarding this issue, please feel free to post back.

    Best Regards,

    Anna Wang

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    • Edited by AnnaWY Friday, February 13, 2015 5:54 AM
    • Proposed as answer by AnnaWY Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by AnnaWY Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:41 AM
    Friday, February 13, 2015 5:53 AM