problem starting ise with a pre-loaded script at logon

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  • #20076

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    I am modifying our corporate image using a PowerShell script named InstallScript. I prefer to open that InstallScript with the ISE after I login and watch it execute in order to follow any error messages, etc.

    I assume its possible to login to a machine and have the ISE open with a script (,\InstallScript.ps1) already loaded in the script editor.

    I thought I could do this with a Scheduled Job that would trigger upon user login;, however, I keep getting hung up. When I log on to a machine, I never see the PowerShell ISE; the TaskScheduler reports the Job ran successfully.

    #Prepare the machine for use on the next logon from this person

    Get-ScheduledJob | Where-Object { $_.Name -match 'LogonScript' } | Unregister-ScheduledJob

    [scriptblock]$scriptblock = { "Start-Process PowerShell_ISE.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList 'C:\Install\InstallScript.ps1' " }
    $SchedJobProps = @{}
    $SchedJobProps.ScriptBlock = $scriptblock
    $SchedJobProps.Name = 'LogonScript'
    $SchedJobProps.Trigger = ( New-JobTrigger -AtLogOn -User $env:USERNAME )
    $SchedJobProps.ScheduledJobOption = ( New-ScheduledJobOption -RequireNetwork -WakeToRun -MultipleInstancePolicy "IgnoreNew" -RunElevated )

    Register-ScheduledJob @SchedJobProps

  • #20083

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    I would recommend you to create a script which logs to a text file, or something similar, instead of what you are doing right now.

    Starting the Powershell ISE from a scheduled task and run a script in it interactively doesn't seem like a good approach at all.


  • #20117

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    ok. thanks.

    I preferred to watch the script's results during execution. It is fragile enough that I need to make constant adjustments, and the script requires numerous reboots. I was really hoping to spare myself the steps of opening the ISE as administrator and then opening the install script, and then running it.

    This is probably a prime candidate to be restructured as a PowerShell workflow.

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