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Error calling credentials in Powershell Script

Posted on 2011-09-12
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I'm trying to create a Powershell script that retrieves a server name from a text file and then performs the get-service command on the server name and outputs the results to a file. The script that I am using is as follows

$computernames = Source location of the computer names
$credentials = get-credentials "domain account name"

get-service -computername $computernames $credential | where-object {$_.Status -eq "Running"} | export-csv C:\Users\Output.csv.

When I run this command I get the following error:-
 
Get-Service : Cannot find any service with service name 'System.Management.Auto
mation.PSCredential'.
At line:1 char:12
+ get-service <<<<  -computername $computernames $credential | where-object {$_
.Status -eq "Running"} | export-csv C:\Users\Output.csv

    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (System.Manageme...on.PSCredenti
   al:String) [Get-Service], ServiceCommandException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoServiceFoundForGivenName,Microsoft.PowerShell.
   Commands.GetServiceCommand

Does anyone know where I am going wrong with this?



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Question by:MartynLawson
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First, you won't know which machine the output is from.
Second, get-service does not allow for providing credentials. You can do so by using WinRM, however that requires that PowerShell 2 is running remotely, and WinRM is configured to allow connections.
$Credentials = get-credentials "domain account name"
get-content servers.txt  | % {invoke-command -computername $_  -credentials $Credentials {get-service}}

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Thanks for that! I didn't realise that I couldn't specify credentials with certain commands.
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