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Get-ExecutionPolicy | Taking on PowerShell one cmdlet at a time | Weekly Blog

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This is a part of an on-going blog series written by Adam Gordon. Each week, Adam will walk you through a PowerShell command, showing you when and how to use each one. This week, Adam covers Get-ExecutionPolicy.

When to use Get-ExecutionPolicy

Anytime you need to get the execution policies for the current session.

To see the effective execution policy for your PowerShell session use Get-ExecutionPolicy with no parameters.

The effective execution policy is determined by execution policies that are set by Set-ExecutionPolicy and Group Policy settings.


How to use Get-ExecutionPolicy

This command displays the execution policies for each scope in the order of precedence: 

Get-ExecutionPolicy -List

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