Powershell script with invoke command

I'm writing a script to automatically add a website to a webserver - iis7 or iis7.5 - remotely.  At one point, the script takes input:

$input1 = read-host "Enter domain name: "
$DomainName = [string]$input1.Trim()

... further down the line it attempts to see if there is a website with this name already (same as the domain), but this just isn't working

$DomainQueryResults = invoke-command -Computername remoteserver.domain.com -Scriptblock {import-module webadministration; Get-Website | WHERE {$_.Name -eq $DomainName} | fl Name, id, PhysicalPath; }

If I run on the server ... without the invoke it seems to work. Are there limitations to the remote scripting?  My credentials are local admin on the remote server.

smillionAsked:
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smillionConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Here's what I've since found:
To pass data in an invoke-command use the following syntax.  Create an object with the various field data you want.  Then pass that object in with the ArgumentList switch.  Then use a param statement at the beginning of the scriptblock.:

$strRemoteServer = "remoteserver.domain.com"
$strWebsiteName = "www.someotherdomain.com"


$MyInputObject = New-Object PSObject 
$MyInputObject | Add-Member -Type NoteProperty -Name Name -Value $strWebsiteName

 
$DomainQueryResults = invoke-command -Computername $strRemoteServer `
     -Scriptblock {
	param($MyInput) ;
        import-module webadministration ;
        Get-Website | WHERE {$_.name -eq $MyInput.Name} | select-object Name, id, PhysicalPath
    }  -ArgumentList $MyInputObject
  
$DomainQueryResults | ft name, id, physicalpath 

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soostibiCommented:
The proplem is here that the $DomainName variable is a local one, but your script runs remotely, so it does not know about it. You have to give this information to it like this:

$input1 = read-host "Enter domain name: "
$DomainName = [string]$input1.Trim()

$DomainQueryResults = invoke-command -Computername remoteserver.domain.com -inputobject $domainname -Scriptblock {import-module webadministration; Get-Website | WHERE {$_.Name -eq $input} | fl Name, id, PhysicalPath; }

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smillionAuthor Commented:
OK, that makes sense, on the variable scoping, but I'm not sure on the execution.  I tried like you had above, but that produced the same results.  I've searched high and low to look for an example on how to execute, but there's not much out there.  Any ideas what else to try?  
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soostibiCommented:
Do you get any error message?
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soostibiCommented:
Try this.
$input1 = read-host "Enter domain name: "
$DomainName = [string]$input1.Trim()

$domainname
  
$DomainQueryResults = invoke-command -Computername remoteserver.domain.com `
    -inputobject $domainname -Scriptblock {import-module webadministration; Get-Website $input | select-object Name, id, PhysicalPath }

$DomainQueryResults | ft name, id, physicalpath

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smillionAuthor Commented:
It's returning all websites.  The filter isn't getting in there.
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soostibiCommented:
Try this then.
$input1 = read-host "Enter domain name: "  
$DomainName = [string]$input1.Trim()  
  
$DomainQueryResults = invoke-command -Computername remoteserver.domain.com `
    -inputobject $domainname -Scriptblock {
        $web = $input
        import-module webadministration
        Get-Website | ?{$_.name -eq $web} | select-object Name, id, PhysicalPath
    }  
  
$DomainQueryResults | ft name, id, physicalpath

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smillionAuthor Commented:
Took some research and trial and error... This worked for me..
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