Octopus Deploy Powershell 5 April Preview


Got a issue with deploying a service on a server what has powershell 5 April Preview in which it does not understand sc.exe command.

If i remove powershell 5 from the machine it works fine.

So is powershell 5 not supported?


Thanks for reaching out. We had a problem with PS5 April Preview on another thread, which ended up in a bug submission to Microsoft which hasn’t been touched yet http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/problems/34939 . Might not be 100% related though, but sets a precedent of issues with this version of Powershell.

What error are you getting exactly? Perhaps we can find a workaround for it. If possible send us a deployment log when running PS5 so we can check this out http://docs.octopusdeploy.com/display/OD/Get+the+raw+output+from+a+task



Thanks for the reply.

The first thread does not represented same issue, no crashing of powershell for me.

my issue is that powershell 5 does not seem to understand the sc.exe command in the beforepostdeploy.ps1.



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Hi Chris,

You are currently trying to create the service with the name “App Updater Service”. Could you please try a value without spaces and let me know if it works? If it doesn’t, please send us the error log again.