Cannot set Powershell ExecutionPolicy for CurrentUser

Solution 1:

Like all the others have said this seems to be a bug in preview build of Windows 10. I got it to work by simply providing the -Force parameter.

Setting for Local Machine:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force 

Setting for Current User:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser -Force 

Solution 2:

This seems to be a bug in Windows 10. I had to create the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell and create a string value in that key called ExecutionPolicy with the data Unrestricted before it would work. Even then, I can’t seem to change it without modifying the registry.

Solution 3:

I had a more generalized powershell policy issue than the OP had, but a combination of answers found here and elsewhere ended up being needed for my Win10 Anniversary Edition to correctly update its policies:

1) Make sure this registry entry exists and is set to the lowest security level that you want to allow: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell
Name:ExecutionPolicy Type: REG_SZ Data:Unrestricted
2) Make sure this registry entry exists and is set to the lowest security level you want to allow: HKLM:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell
Name:ExecutionPolicy Type: REG_SZ Data: Unrestricted
3) Update your Group Policy by running gpedit.msc and navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows PowerShell
Select Turn on Script Execution, then Edit policy setting with Enabled and in the box below it that says Execution Policy, set it to Allow All Scripts

After you’ve done all that, you can use ddcruver’s answer by force-updating your policies depending on what you want. If you set your policies to Unrestricted, I would advise setting all the settings that populate from Get-ExecutionPolicy -List to something more restrictive, like RemoteSigned, as malicious powershell scripts are one of the leading causes of memory-based Windows malware.