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PowerShell 5.1 I know this UNC path exists and I can get to it from explorer, so why error message

Environment: PowerShell 5.1 Windows 2016 Standard Windows 10 Pro I know this UNC path exists because I can get to it from Window Explorer both in Win 10 and Win 2016, so why am I getting this error? ...
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Service Account Permissions for Task Scheduler READ

I have a PowerShell script I've written to do a comparison of Scheduled Tasks between two nodes of our application server cluster. It uses this code to query the tasks from a given server... function ...
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Creation of a windows service with credentials powershell

I am trying to create a powershell script that can set up and configure a windows service on application server [string]$serviceAct = "myadminact" New-Item C:\Temp\pas.txt Set-Content C:\...
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Powercli create local user and assign permission At VC level

I need a powercli script to automate some task in VC , I have found below script but here I can assign AD group permission to folder level. but I want to assign permission at VC level. is there any ...
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PowerShell object browser

I vaguely remember a tool I used in the dark ages of PS 2.0. The best I can describe it is, you pipe an object to it, and it gives you a GUI that lets you "browse" or "explore" the ...
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WSMAN error using Register-PSSessionConfiguration

Windows Server 2016 v1607 Build 14393.3930 PowerShell 5.1.14393.3866 This is a Google Cloud VM I am teaching students some basic PS Remoting. Set up a simple DNSOps group and use ps-remoting to show ...
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Automating the downloading of data from a website

I am writing a powershell script to extract data from OpenStreetMap automatically for a country. My whole script is written, but not quite functional. My script below: $ie = New-Object -ComObject ...
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How do I send about a million files asynchronously with Start-BitsTransfer in PowerShell 5.1?

I am attempting to transfer about a million files of various sizes from one server to another, and due to various size, network and time constraints, I'm attempting to use BITS in PowerShell to do the ...
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Why Get-SmbOpenFile losses the lock when file still opened at remote

I am using Get-SmbOpenFile, But surprisingly, it looses its connection and I can see that there is no lock even after couple of seconds later on the file any more, even it is still opened. I safely ...
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Win Server 2016 - Event ID = 300, X509 store location WindowsPowerShell is not valid

I have a Windows Server 2016 (Build 14393) that I'm running NPrinting on (possibly not relevant). I performed an update on Friday night, and I am seeing EventID=300 errors. Below is the full text of ...
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Executing Remote commands on target machine via WinRM in workgroup environment

I'm looking forward to run special commands on a target machine in my local network (workgroup, no domain join). The machines have been previously configured with Enable-PSremoting etc.. to tolerate ...
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I want to delete 30 days old folder + sub folder by using Powershell were folder save in date wise

I want to delete 30 days old folder & all sub folder which name start "dba_20200312-0500311 - 123" # $curDateTime = Get-Date -Format yyyyMMdd-HHmmss, folder save in this date format $mydays = (...
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Windows 2016 powershell and NuGet Errors

I am trying to install the Windows 2016 RDWeb HTML5 client on a Windows 2016 RDGW server using these instructions from Microsoft CLICK HERE I was able to successfully do this on one of our regional ...
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delete unnecessary settings from GPO

I want to delete some unnecessary settings from one GPO. I use windows server 2016, and i have unnecessary registry settings which i don't want to appear in my GPO. It is possible to perform this ...
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How do I compare two folders in powershell 5.1?

I'm having a really difficult time figuring out what PS is trying to tell me. I've created a script that is intended to compare the files in two directories. I want to output any differences in Name, ...
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Coping folders from location listed in a text file to a new location

I have a text file "FromTo.txt" which contains folder paths, for e.g. C:\Documents\Files\From\Folder1 C:\Documents\Files\From\Folder2 C:\Documents\Files\From\Folder3 C:\Documents\Files\From\...
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Stopping powershell background jobs at a scheduled time?

I started a few powershell jobs and I want to stop them at a scheduled time. I know the command to stop them is Stop-Job -Name $someName but I don't know how I can schedule this. I mean I realize ...
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Are Powershell's New-NetFirewallRule and Set-NetFirewallRule inconsistent?

I noticed that the PowerShell New-NetFirewallRule cmdlet does not behave like I expected. When calling the commandlet repeatedly, it will create multiple entries with the same name. For example, when ...
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Permanently load environment variable on aws ssm login in windows PowerShell

I am using ssm login for logging into my windows server 2016 data center edition. When I make a RDP connection and run PowerShell from RDP, All the system environment variables are loded correctly ...
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PowerShell function parameter becomes null inside try block

I'm putting together a powershell zip in transit script that would be called via a function, but it keeps saying the path is null after it creates the zip file. After running the script in ISE I then ...
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MD5 hash comparison over SMB SLOW

I'm scripting a full backup solution in powershell on Windows server 2016 for Hyper-V VM's and have run into the issue that calculating the MD5 hash over the network on a mounted network drive across ...
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DSC not pulling config

my DSC node is not pulling the DSC config from my SMB DSC server. Get-DSCConfigurationStatus says the pull was successfull but Get-DSCConfiguration remains the same(old config). Im testing it with a ...
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Run Direct Access cmdlet remotely

I have a DirectAccess server up and running, has been for years and all is fine. But a nagging problem or issue that I have just never figured out is that I am trying to run the cmdlet Get-...
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Powershell, how to compare user input

I'm making a "shortcut" PS1 script to update a domain user's password. I'd like to prompt the user for the new password twice without showing the password on screen. When I use $Text1=Read-Host ; $...
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Proper method for detecting Apache Tomcat installation via PowerShell?

What's the proper method for detecting whether an arbitrary version of Apache Tomcat is installed on a given Windows server, which we can assume to be Windows Server 2012 R2 or greater, using ...
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Powershell Array for Path

We are trying to break the following Path from the text file, the path is dynamic in length, i.e, it can be ABC\DSD\AAR\ARE or ABC\DSD. So we need a solution to break down the path as per the ...
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PS-Remote shell access to a user

I am currently adding Full control to an user manually. Please see below screen shot. But this needs to be done via a PS script.I followed https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2010/11/...
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Powershell script Needd to set the state of Allow Remote Shell Access [closed]

I am looking for a script which will set the value to "Enable/Not Configured/Disable" of Allow Remote Shell Access in Gpedit via Powershell script. Below value state value should get changed to ...
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How to properly run Powershell scripts containing BITS operations from Task Scheduler?

I am trying to perform an automatic backup of some files and folders based on a configuration. This is done using Powershell 5 which in turn relies on Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). E....
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How to access result and volume of WindowsServerBackup via PowerShell?

I want to check automatically the latest WindowsServerBackup result via PowerShell on Windows Server 2012/2012 R2. It's not only "success" or "failure" but "backed-up volume" and "error message", too....
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Get-ADUser WhenChanged and WhenCreated are empty for some users

I've built a PowerShell 5.1 script to export all the users in the DB and save all the data in to a CSV file. The script allows you to set a date back in time so you can decide since when you'd like ...
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Loaded PS Modules not included when Powershell is called via PHP

Good day everyone. My question is about calling a powershell script using PHP. So, if I am calling a PS1 script using ActiveDirectory module, there are no issues. However, if I am calling PS1 scripts ...
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powershell 5.1 on windows server 2016 not working

I'm following exercise 1 of this Microsoft official Azure lab under the heading Deploying Azure SQL Database by using the Azure PowerShell. The VM machine in the lab is Windows Server 2016. When I run ...
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Azure VM size A1 Basic not available

I'm following an official Microsoft tutorial on Azure with free trial where they ask us to create a VM of size A1 Basic on a region closer to you. But when I select any of the following regions, I see ...
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Using Azure Powershell - How to get image name for the newest image of Windows Server Data Center

I created a VM using Windows Server 2012 R2. Now trying to acquire the image name for the newest image of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter using following `PS 5.0`` script. But it gives the following ...
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Powershell - Add-LocalGroupMember - make silent when member exists

I can use Add-LocalGroupMember to add a user to the local group: Add-LocalGroupMember -Group "Administrators" -Member "foobar" but it isn't idempotent. If the user already exists then you get this ...
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How to tell what Operating System is running in HyperV VM with Powershell

So here's the environment. Host: Windows 10 Guests: Server 2012 and Server 2016 Purpose: Development system to automate pushing out builds to servers for testing during development. I've got a ...
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Powershell script to create new users and move them into OU based on user description fails to move users

This script will create the new users, but it won't then move them based on the user's description? Edit, it appears that Powershell is showing the description field as blank, but it's populated in ...
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Pushing a hosted Registry File to Multiple Servers

I have bunch of Servers I need to push this patch through. Normally I would load up a WSUS or equivalent. However I would like to get this working in a DSC enviroment. So I am testing scripts to put ...
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Regulate Implicit Remoting Sessions

Summary: After running netstat, I noticed that my local device has several established connections to the remote server using port 5985 as seen below: PS > netstat Active Connections Proto ...
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How to get PSGet up and running from scratch

On a new build machine with PowerShell 5.0, how do I configure PSGet so it actually just works? I think it needs me to tell it what package provider I want and then what repository? And I'm behind a ...
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DSC Environment resource failing to see environment variable it has set

I'm using DSC to provision virtual machines. The VMs are setup to pull a DSC configuration from a pull server. All is well with this. However, I noticed that I am frequently seeing: Job {8B376B76-...
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Load a nuget package installed by Install-Package in Powershell v5.0+

In Powershell v5.1... If I install a .NET NuGet package (example: redmine-api) using this command: Install-Package redmine-api How do I then create a new object from that package for use in ...
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Go to network share\folder with Powershell

I'm trying to access a network share in PowerShell 5.1 with elevated permissions executing the following command: gi "\\192.168.1.1\data" I'm recieving the following error: gi : Cannot find path '\\...
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How to obtain IP Address of Windows 2008 R2 VM on Hyper-V with PowerShell?

I have created an automated build script to build new VMs on Hyper-V 2016. I sometimes need a 2008 R2 VM and the way I obtain the IP Address to connect to my 2012 R2/2016 VMs is to use some powershell ...
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How can I scrape the Meraki client page for devices and their owners?

I am trying to automate a weekly process where I download a CSV copy from the Client page on the Meraki website. Before I lose you I am aware there is an API and it works very well. However there in ...
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Clear-RecycleBin on remote computer fails

If I RDP to my Windows 2016 server (called LAUREL) and run this powershell, it works fine: Clear-RecycleBin -DriveLetter C -force However if I run from my Windows 10 workstation logged on as a ...
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How to change IP Address of remote VM with Powershell?

I am creating an auto-build process in Powershell and need to build a VM with a static IP address. The VM gets built by the script and is assigned a DHCP IP Address. I can query the Hyper-V host to ...
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Enable Powershell logging - missing GPO

I want to enable script block logging for powershell. I have installed this new feature with a windows server 2016 VM. Now i want do test this with Windows server 2012 and Windows server 2008. First I ...
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Remote Invoke-Command Powershell Stop-WebAppPool No Longer Working After Powershell 5 Upgrade

We have a PowerShell script that takes down a remote app pool via the following commands: $appPoolName = "myAppPool" $server = "myserver.domain.com" $stopAppPoolScript = {param($appPoolname); Import-...
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