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November 21, 2018 at 1:41 am #125913
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
November 21, 2018 at 2:06 am #125945ModeratorTopics: 2Replies: 50Points: 315Rank: Contributor
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.
November 21, 2018 at 6:35 am #125997Senior ModeratorTopics: 8Replies: 1009Points: 3,281Rank: Community Hero
Transcription in ISE works in V4. Can you share us the complete error message.
November 21, 2018 at 9:20 am #126026
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
+CategoryInfo : NotImplemented: (:) [Stop-Transcript], PSNotSupportedException
+FullyQualifiedErrorId : NotSupported.Microsoft.Powershell.Commands.StopTranscriptCommand
November 21, 2018 at 10:45 am #126029Senior ModeratorTopics: 8Replies: 1009Points: 3,281Rank: Community Hero
Can you share the result of
Get-WindowsFeature -name PowerShell*
November 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm #126038
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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