Commands via PowerShell working locally, but not via Automox.

  • 27 October 2021
  • 2 replies

Have a few PowerShell scripts I’ve been testing and for some reason they will not work properly via an Automox policy, but if I run them locally they seem to work fine.

RDP Disable - Worklet

Set-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” -Name “fDenyTSConnections” –Value 1

Teams Install - Required Software

Start-Process -FilePath “Teams_windows_x64.exe” -ArgumentList “-s” -Wait -PassThru

To my knowledge the Automox agent is supposed to run all the PowerShell commands as SYSTEM which should have elevated privileges. Was hoping to see if anyone else has run into this and what I can do to resolve it?

Thanks in advance.

2 replies

Maybe piping some user context and your output to a test log might help you to understand what’s happening behind the scenes? Something like

start-transcript C:\windows\temp\mytest.log

whoami / whatever


My experience with Teams was that it tended to install as “user”, and seem to cause problems when trying to install as admin for all users. you might want to look as that aspect.