"Waves Central Can't Access Powershell"

whenever I try to open the “Waves Central” installer, I get e error showing “Waves Central Can’t Access Powershell”!
I have Powershell installed, Antivirus is disabled!
I meet every recommended requirements to run the Installer!
Waiting for a solution, Thanks

Hi @lesspropious

Welcome to the Waves Forum :slight_smile:

For such cases, we suggest contacting our Tech Support team to troubleshoot and advise according to your system.

I have the same predicament. Would also be glad for a solution.
Thanks.

Hi @tomsykes

Welcome to the Waves Forum :slight_smile:

As Omry wrote above, for such cases, we suggest contacting our Tech Support team to troubleshoot and advise according to your system.

Have a great day. :grinning:

This might be a problem with some kind of Windows C redistributable files, or something to that affect. If that’s the case than the solution is as simple has updating those files.

As others have said, contact support, they’d be able to point you in the right direction.

thanks for the awesome information.

1 Like

FIX!
Waves is looking for Powershell in the System32 folder in your C drive and the powershell executable has to be titled “powershell.exe”
the way i fixed it was by downloading the installer from microsoft and just copying over everything it puts into your program files over into " C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 " after that all the waves ■■■■ opened up just fine

2 Likes

In my case, I had to change PowerShell execution policy to “RemoteSigned”.

Steps:

  1. Run PowerShell as Administrator
  2. Type Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned, press Enter
  3. Open Waves Central. Should work now.

After it works, you can change back the execution policy of PowerShell back to “Restricted” if you want.

1 Like

This didn’t work for me sadly (options “Y” and “A” seemed appropriate asince default /CR is NO). Criminy, I dislike having to debug my OS everytime one of my plugins gets in a snit.