Sqlps utility fails to run when the "Turn on Script Execution" policy is set to "Allow all scripts" in SQL Server

Gjelder: SQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


If you set the Turn on Script Execution Group Policy setting to Allow all Scripts, the sqlps utility fails to run, and you receive the following error message:
Microsoft (R) SQL Server (R) PowerShell
Version 11.0.5058.0
Copyright (c) 2012 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

set-executionpolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope. Due to the override, your shell will retain its current effective execution policy of "Unrestricted". Type "Get-ExecutionPolicy -List" to view your execution policy settings. For more information, please see "Get-Help Set-ExecutionPolicy."

At line:1 char:20
+ set-executionpolicy <<<< RemoteSigned -scope process -Force
+ CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (:) [Set-ExecutionPolicy], SecurityException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ExecutionPolicyOverride,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetExecutionPolicyCommand

Additionally, the syspolicy_purge_history job fails.

Note The Turn on Script Execution Group Policy setting can be configured in the following location in the Group Policy Management Console:
Administrative Templates\Classic Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows PowerShell

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates of SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative update 9 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative update 3 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


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