Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PowerShell "Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException'"

In middle of a script execution, Got the below error:
The following exception was thrown when trying to enumerate the collection: "Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.".
At d:\Scripts\VersionRpt.ps1:19 char:16
+         foreach <<<<  ($FileVersion in $File.Versions)
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], ExtendedTypeSystemException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ExceptionInGetEnumerator

Increase the PowerShell console memory! Here is how:


CD wsman:

#Get the current setting
Get-Item localhost\shell\maxmemoryperShellMB

#Increase the memory
Set-Item localhost\shell\MaxmemoryPerShellMB 2048
PowerShell "Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException'"
BTW, You can also try disposing unused objects in PowerShell. Here, we got this exception due to the large number number of version.

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