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I am attempting to copy a file over a network from a Windows 2012r2 server running PowerShell 5.0 to a 2008 r2 server running PowerShell 2.0. I am attempting to do this using the Copy-Item command. The script that executes the command is:

$secPassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force
$cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($userName, $secPassword)
$sessionOptions = New-PSSessionOption -SkipCACheck -SkipCNCheck

$session = New-PSSession -Computername $computerName -SessionOption $sessionOptions -Credential $cred 

Copy-Item -Path $source -Destination $destination -ToSession $session

When executing the command, I receive the following error:

Copy-Item : Unable to index into an object of type System.IO.FileInfo. At C:\Users\pmartin.CLUBSOFTINC\Documents\Repos\Test\PowerShell\test.ps1:21 char:1 + Copy-Item -Path $source -Destination $destination -ToSession $session + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (0:Int32) [Copy-Item], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotIndex

After doing some research, it appears this is caused by a compatibility issue in PSv2 where returning a value at index [0] from a non-array element does not return the element (as compared to PSv5 which would return the element).

Is there a workaround for this issue? If so, how can I implement it within my script?

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