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March 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm

My Script contains the command Start-Transcript, which is creating a log file.

If I start the PowerShell.exe and call the Script it is creating the log file correctly.

If I start the script on the ISE, it gives me an error (This Host doens't support Logs/Records):

Start-Transcript : Dieser Host unterstützt keine Aufzeichnungen.
Bei Zeile:12 Zeichen:17
+ Start-Transcript < <<< "C:\transcripts\transcript0.txt" -Path -Force + CategoryInfo : NotImplemented: (:) [Start-Transcript], PSNotSupportedException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NotSupported,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartTranscriptCommand But if I run the script as a Post Build Event, it is not logging. **Can anybody explain me why the script is losing the information of the transript if I start itself with Visual Studio (2013 Professional)?**

powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file "$(SolutionDir)PSTranscriptTest.ps1"

My PSVersion-Infos:

4> Name Value
4> —- —–
4> CLRVersion 2.0.50727.5485
4> BuildVersion 6.1.7601.17514
4> PSVersion 2.0
4> WSManStackVersion 2.0
4> PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0}
4> SerializationVersion
4> PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.1

My Script contains:

Start-Transcript -Path "C:\transcripts\transcript0.txt" -Force
Write-Host "Test With Write Host"
Write-Output "Test With Write Output"
Verbose "Test With Verbose"

The Output to Screen works. But not to the file.

The file contains:

Start der Windows PowerShell-Aufzeichnung
Startzeit: 20170302100746
Benutzername: User-PC\User
Computer: USER-PC (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1)
Ende der Windows PowerShell-Aufzeichnung
Endzeit: 20170302100746

March 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Transcript functionality is a function of the hosting application, not the PowerShell engine. For example, it didn't used to work in the ISE, either. That's the problem – whatever VS is doing to run the script isn't supporting the transcript.

March 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Thank you. How can I know, if a functinality is a function of the hosting application or the PowerShell engine?
From where can I get this information?

Can you recommend me an alternative of the start-transcript for simple logging with the PowerShell engine?

March 2, 2017 at 7:46 pm

You learn those things through experience and by asking questions, as you've done here.

I would probably write my own logging function.

March 2, 2017 at 11:54 pm

🙂 Thank you.
I'll redirect the stream with a parameter to a file.

powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file "$(SolutionDir)PSTranscriptTest.ps1" > RedirectStream.log