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Access to the registry key for PowerShel' is denied.

blachine asked on
When logged in as admin, still receive following error when attempting to enable powershell on Windows 7 Home Premium..  Request solution to following error: 

Set-ExecutionPolicy : Access to the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\M icrosoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell' is denied.
At line:1 char:20
+ set-ExecutionPolicy <<<<  unrestricted
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-ExecutionPolicy], UnauthorizedAccessException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetExecutionPolicyCommand
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Hi,

Did you install PowerShell in that ADMIN Account? If not re-install in it.

How to Open Windows PowerShell in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/27758-windows-powershell.html


For Windows 7 - PowerShell check in with the TechNet Forums

TechNet Forums
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/categories/

TechNet - Windows PowerShell Forum
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/winserverpowershell/threads

Windows PowerShell - MSDN has development help
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa973757(VS.85).aspx

Scripting with Windows PowerShell & Download Link
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/powershell.aspx

How Do I: Windows PowerShell 2.0?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd320288.aspx

Windows PowerShell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell

Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0)http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT.
Windows Insider MVP
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RW.be replied on

As an alternative for re-installing PowerShell, you may try to change registry privileges

* Run: regedt32
* Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell
* Right-Click > Permissions 
* Select, and add your account, grant it "Full Control" privileges

It helped me out, being "alternative" admin, on my machine, which was prepped by an operations admin

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