script to install windows 2008 Features remotely in 200 servers

Posted on 2011-03-01
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

i need a script in powershell or other language to install this features:

"Removable Storage Manager"

the script must take the server name from the txt file like this:


I appreciate if i have a log with successfull install of features or fail.

Thanks for your help
Question by:cawasaki
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 35009542
You can use ServerManagerCMD command to install roles/feature and PsExec to do it on remote servers from text file.

ServerManagerCMD explanation at

How to use it

and link to PsExec


Author Comment

ID: 35009703
any exemple script?
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Accepted Solution

Krzysztof Pytko earned 500 total points
ID: 35009895
is this Windows Server 2008 not 2008 R2, right (because "Removable Storage Manager" feature is removed in R2 :) )

so, for R1 use on a server

ServerManagerCMD -install Removable-Storage

using PsExec from one of your server or workstation with RSAT installed

psexec @text_file_with_servers ServerManagerCMD -install Removable-Storage

where "text_file_with_servers" is a text file with servers names, one per line

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Author Comment

ID: 35010338
ok i will try this command tomorow:

psexec @text_file_with_servers ServerManagerCMD -install Removable-Storage

and report if it work or not.


Author Comment

ID: 35010595
just tested and have error.

If my remote server have other language, for exemple frensh, its work or i need to change "Removable-Storage" feature to the frensh name?

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Expert Comment

by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 35011167
You need to use Removable-Storage feature's name in OS language :)

in case of syntax problem you can also try with

psexec @text_file_with_servers ServerManagerCMD "-install Removable-Storage"

where "Removable-Storage" is in OS language


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35016163
Work perfectly thanks

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