How to run a PowerShell script


  • You need to be able to run PowerShell as an administrator
  • You need to set your PowerShell execution policy to a permissive value or be able to bypass it


  1. Launch Windows PowerShell as an Administrator, and wait for the PS> prompt to appear

  2. Navigate within PowerShell to the directory where the script lives:

    PS> cd C:\my_path\yada_yada\ (enter)
  3. Execute the script:

    PS> .\run_import_script.ps1 (enter)

Or: you can run the PowerShell script from the Command Prompt (cmd.exe) like this:

powershell -noexit "& ""C:\my_path\yada_yada\run_import_script.ps1""" (enter)

according to Invoking a PowerShell script from cmd.exe (or Start | Run) by Kirk Munro.

Or you could even run your PowerShell script asynchronously from your C# application.

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