Start-Transcript Question

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  • #125913

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    Hi All,

    First post – be kind.

    I have been developing a script on a 2012R2 server. Within this script I have been using the Start-Transcript and Stop-Transcript CMD-LETS via ISE without a problem.

    After transferring the script to another 2012R2 server I have an issue running the script via ISE;

    Start-Transcript : Transcription cannot be started.

    It works directly on the console, but not via ISE.

    Doing a bit of googling, I understand that Start-Transcript is not supported in the ISE on V4 and below.

    What is confusing me is when I do a $PSVersionTable.PSVersion the Major is 4 on both the original server that I developed the script on and the new server..

    What am I missing / doing wrong?

    Also – Upgrading to Major 5 + may not be an option on the new server.

    Appreciate any suggestions – thank you

  • #125945

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    Is there more to the error you are receiving?
    Usually the next line has more data about the error.

    Also, I have seen issues in the past with special characters in the path, how are you calling Start-Transcript.

  • #125997

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    Transcription in ISE works in V4. Can you share us the complete error message.

  • #126026

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    to make it simpler to explain i have opened a new Untitled.ps1 via ISE on the server I want to run it on. 2012R2

    in the script there are 2 lines

    Start-Transcript -Path "C:\temp\temp.txt"



    When i click run I get;

    Start-Transcript : This host does not support transcription.

    At line:1 char:1

    + Start-Transcript -Path "C:\temp\temp.txt"


    +CategoryInfo     :  NotImplemented:  (:) [Start-Transcript], PSNotSupportedException

    +FullyQualifiedErrorId  : NotSupported.Microsoft.Powershell.Commands.StartTranscriptCommand


    Stop-Transcript : This host does not support transcription.

    At line:2 char:1

    + Stop-Transcript


    +CategoryInfo     :  NotImplemented:  (:) [Stop-Transcript], PSNotSupportedException

    +FullyQualifiedErrorId  : NotSupported.Microsoft.Powershell.Commands.StopTranscriptCommand


  • #126029

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    Can you share the result of

    Get-WindowsFeature -name PowerShell*

  • #126038

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    Display Name                                                              Name                                                       Install State

    [X] Windows Powershell                                         PowershellRoot                                       Installed

    [X]Windows Powershell 4.0                                 Powershell                                                Installed

    [ ] Windows Powershell 2.0 Engine                    Powershell-V2                                          Removed

    [X] Windows Powershell ISE                               Powershell-ISE                                         Installed

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