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I am running the following command
get-itemproperty -path registry::'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs'

For the most part this is pulling all of the websites I have been to locally. I am trying to get this for a list of remote computers. I have tried the "-computername name" but this is not working. Is there a way to review remote computers web history with powershell
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Unfortunately, you will not be able to run a query against HKCU for a remote system. This must be done from the workstations, with the user logged on.

You might consider appending something like this to log on scripts:
$username >> \\server\share\UserURLs.log
reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs" >> \\server\share\UserURLs.log

If you don`t want to send the data to a shared location you could set it locally and then harvest the data with another method.
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oops... for regular cmd line change $username to %username%
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did some more searching.... the answer to your question is on poshcode:
http://poshcode.org/615

... just tried it, and it worked for me.  The only caveat:  somebody needs to be logged onto the remote computer(s) you intend to query.

The script as is will prompt you for a computername, as well as the registry path you wish to query. For the reg path enter the following (no quotes):
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

If you want to hit a series of systems in one run you should be able to modify it quite easily (create array of computers from a txt file)
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thanks
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