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PowerShell script alert action fails: Exit code 3221225794

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Updated July 13, 2017


A PowerShell script with domain credentials fails or does not execute the alert trigger action. The script runs without defined credentials and only fails when a user and password is specified.

Errors similar to the following are found in the actionsexecution.log and actionsexecutionalert.log files:

2017-07-06 14:10:12,906 [95] ERROR AlertingLogger - (null) Execute program D:\Powershell.exe -File "$filename" failed...
SolarWinds.Orion.Core.Actions.Exceptions.ActionExecutionFailedException: Execute program failed with exit code 3221225794

2017-07-06 14:11:27,344 [126] ERROR SolarWinds.Orion.Core.Actions.Utility.ProcessExecutor - (null) Exception create process by CreateProcessWithLogonW method command: D:\Powershell.exe -File "$filename", username ... error code: 1326


All Orion Platform versions


  1. Establish a remote connection to the main Orion server.
  2. Open Control Panel, and then go to Administrative Tools > Computer Settings > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
  3. Locate and turn off the User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode policy.


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