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Initiating WMIC from within a Powershell Script

Posted on 2010-11-26
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OK so here's my script thusfar:

#script to remotely install software"

#prompt for destination computer name"
$computername = Read-host "Enter the computer name."

#prompt for software app name"
#$product = Read-Host "Type the application name here."

#prompt for installer MSI"
$msiPath = Read-Host "Type the complete path to the installer MSI file"
#yes/no prompt to continue"
	
#$yes = New-Object System.Management.Automation.Host.ChoiceDescription "&Yes",""
#$no = New-Object System.Management.Automation.Host.ChoiceDescription "&No",""
#$choices = [System.Management.Automation.Host.ChoiceDescription[]]($yes,$no)
#$caption = "Warning!"
#$message = "Do you want to proceed"
#$result = $Host.UI.PromptForChoice($caption,$message,$choices,0)
#if($result -eq 0) { Write-Host "You answered YES" }
#if($result -eq 1) { Write-Host "You answered NO" }
wmic
/node:$computername product call install true,"","$msiPath"

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However tests runs show that once the script hits the WMIC line it just sits there.  So I figure I'm missing something, just no clue what it is.

the commented out section was me trying to include a Yes/No prompt.. disregard please.
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larsrohr earned 250 total points
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I'd say you need lines 21 and 22 concatenated:
wmic /node:$computername product call install true,"","$msiPath"

Putting "wmic" alone on a line simply opens up the wmic prompt, and you have no way to exit from that.
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by:Ben Hart
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/sigh

Feel like a tard hat.  thanks brah.
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