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    How to handle PowerShell

    Our school recently updated to Windows 7 and I am trying to find how to disable PowerShell for our student accounts. I have scoured the GPO but have not come up with anything in there similar to disabling the command prompt. How do you disable PowerShell for student accounts?

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    Hi

    You can use application policies

    Description of the Software Restriction Policies in Windows XP

    User will be restricted to what they can do anyway.



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    can you not just block powershell's EXE from running?

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    You could set PowerShell's execution policy to AllSigned via a policy called "Turn on Script Execution" under...

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    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows PowerShell
    This would enable you to run PowerShell scripts yourself (as long as they were signed), but the students wouldn't be able to.

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    I'm pretty sure that Powershell is blocked with the same gpo's that block the cmd prompt... (ie no extra config needed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmittleider View Post
    Our school recently updated to Windows 7 and I am trying to find how to disable PowerShell for our student accounts.
    Is there a particular reason why?

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    Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned will still let the students run the console and execute one-line commands, just not run scripts. I'd suggest you block them using application control. I have command.com, powershell.exe and powershell_ise.exe in here.

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