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## Powerchute Network Shutdown, shutdown script, powershell

This question was originally posted by Cyril on APC forums on 5/26/2011

Hello,
I try to shutdown server with a script and "Powerchute Network Shutdown".
After the tests, i remarked that it doesn't take the parameters in the scripts. For example : toto.exe param1. It launches toto.exe without param1.
Next, I want to launch a script powershell in a batch script, and it launch the notepad.exe !!
My script upsLaunch.cmd parametered in "Powerchute Network Shutdown" :
C:\ups\upsTest.cmd
The script ups.cmd :
c:\ups\Test.ps1
etc...

The assiociation of files was with notepad, but now i changed for powershell.
How can I parametered the association of files in "Powerchute Network Shutdown" ?

The cmdfile.log contains :

[Thu May 26 14:04:50 CEST 2011] -
[Thu May 26 14:04:50 CEST 2011] - C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute\group1>C:\ups\upsTest.cmd
[Thu May 26 14:04:50 CEST 2011] -
[Thu May 26 14:04:50 CEST 2011] - C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute\group1>C:\ups\Test.ps1

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## Re: Powerchute Network Shutdown, shutdown script, powershell

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 5/26/2011

Oh! Look at that, I'm surprised.

I was just thinking that PowerShell might be a program on the PC itself that needs to be called, this is based on my research. I am glad that I was able to help and you made it worked.

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## Re: Powerchute Network Shutdown, shutdown script, powershell

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 5/26/2011

Hi Cyril,

PCNS can only run a single line command/ batch file. If you do have a batch file that has multiple lines in it, you do need to create another batch file that would call the multi-line command file. From PCNS you will then call the single line command file.

Below are APC Knowledgebase Articles that I hope could help you out.

[PowerChute for Windows NT/2000/XP is not executing a command file|http://nam-en.apc.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1784/kw/pcns%20command%20file]
[A command file is not running within PowerChute Network Shutdown|http://nam-en.apc.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2441/kw/pcns%20command%20file]

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## Re: Powerchute Network Shutdown, shutdown script, powershell

This reply was originally posted by Cyril on APC forums on 5/26/2011

I added @START in my script, but it launches notepad.exe for the line with the powershell script.
I have two batch script. the first, parametered in PCNS, launches the second.
Do you have idea ?

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## Re: Powerchute Network Shutdown, shutdown script, powershell

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 5/26/2011

Hi Robert,

APC doesn't really support troubleshooting scripts, the knowledgebase is the only resource that we have. But, can you post a screen shot of PCNS where you've put the line that calls your first command file.

If you manually call or execute the command file using the normal procedure, does it work? Does it call the PowerShell Script? I am not sure but have you tried calling PowerShell first and then call the PowerShell script?

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## Re: Powerchute Network Shutdown, shutdown script, powershell

This reply was originally posted by Cyril on APC forums on 5/26/2011

I maked another tests. It works !!
I parametered the service PCNS with administrator account.
So, when it launches the script in powershell console and not in notepad.
I have one first script C:\ups\ups.cmd. this script is in the configuration of PCNS.
This script launches :
@START C:\ups\stop1.ps1
@START C:\ups\stop2.ps1
c:\ups\sleep 180
net stop service
shutdown /S /C "Powerloss"

Thank you for your help JonPro

------Edit
I forgot to precise that must change the execution policy for the powershell x86. The OS is Windows 2008 R2. For that, it must launch the console powershell x86 and write "Set-Executionpolicy RemoteSigned". PCNS works in x86.

Message was edited by: CyrilRobert