Turn on PowerShell Transcription


This policy setting lets you capture the input and output of Windows PowerShell commands into text-based transcripts.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows PowerShell will enable transcripting for Windows PowerShell, the Windows PowerShell ISE, and any other
applications that leverage the Windows PowerShell engine. By default, Windows PowerShell will record transcript output to each users' My Documents
directory, with a file name that includes 'PowerShell_transcript', along with the computer name and time started. Enabling this policy is equivalent
to calling the Start-Transcript cmdlet on each Windows PowerShell session.

If you disable this policy setting, transcripting of PowerShell-based applications is disabled by default, although transcripting can still be enabled
through the Start-Transcript cmdlet.

If you use the OutputDirectory setting to enable transcript logging to a shared location, be sure to limit access to that directory to prevent users
from viewing the transcripts of other users or computers.

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\Transcription
Value NameEnableTranscripting
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Transcript output directory

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\Transcription
Value NameOutputDirectory
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value
Include invocation headers:
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\Transcription
Value NameEnableInvocationHeader
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

powershellexecutionpolicy.admx

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Administrative Templates (Users)