Turn on Module Logging


This policy setting allows you to turn on logging for Windows PowerShell modules.

If you enable this policy setting, pipeline execution events for members of the specified modules are recorded in the Windows PowerShell log in Event Viewer. Enabling this policy setting for a module is equivalent to setting the LogPipelineExecutionDetails property of the module to True.

If you disable this policy setting, logging of execution events is disabled for all Windows PowerShell modules. Disabling this policy setting for a module is equivalent to setting the LogPipelineExecutionDetails property of the module to False.

If this policy setting is not configured, the LogPipelineExecutionDetails property of a module or snap-in determines whether the execution events of a module or snap-in are logged. By default, the LogPipelineExecutionDetails property of all modules and snap-ins is set to False.

To add modules and snap-ins to the policy setting list, click Show, and then type the module names in the list. The modules and snap-ins in the list must be installed on the computer.

Note: This policy setting exists under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration in the Group Policy Editor. The Computer Configuration policy setting takes precedence over the User Configuration policy setting.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\ModuleLogging
Value NameEnableModuleLogging
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

To turn on logging for one or more modules, click Show, and then type the module names in the list. Wildcards are supported.

Module Names

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\ModuleLogging\ModuleNames
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

To turn on logging for the Windows PowerShell core modules, type the following module names in the list:

Microsoft.PowerShell.*

Microsoft.WSMan.Management


powershellexecutionpolicy.admx

Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)