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Powershell: command doesn't wait for input in a remote session

Posted on 2013-01-26
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I try to run a RunAs command in a remote powershell session, but it doesn't let me enter a password, immediately inviting to run another command:
PS C:\Windows\system32> Enter-PSSession comp1
[comp1]: PS C:\Users\admin\Documents> runas /user:user@domain.loc hostname
Enter the password for user@domain.loc:
[comp1]: PS C:\Users\admin\Documents>

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How do I enter a password in a remote session?
Thank you.
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RunAs will not work in a remote PS session. The password prompt is coded in a way it hides the input, and that is not supported. Since you configured WinRM already, it is much better to use invoke-command:
invoke-command -Computer comp1 -Script { hostname } -Credentials "user@domain.loc"

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or use the -Credential parameter of Enter-PsSession.
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Thanks for clearing that out.

The problem with invoke-command is that a limited user, that you want to use credentials of, must have a right to create a PS session to the remote computer which I obviously don't want to give. Even if you do invoke-command in an already admin-opened session it still requires that right for an alternate creds account.
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Then you might want to use SysInternals PsExec instead.
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