Send email with powershell

I have the following commands that work separately, but I want to results from the first command be sent as email by the second command.

how can I do that?

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gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} }

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Send-MailMessage -From sender@domain.com -To Receiver@domain.com-Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' `-SmtpServer smtpservername


Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
As said by me earlier, a HTML table might be better suited for your needs:
$body = gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |
  select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} } |
  ConvertTo-Html
Send-MailMessage -From me@domain.com.com -To me@shopzilla.com -Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' -SmtpServer smtp.domain.com -Body (-join $body) -BodyAsHTML

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Sorry, I thought piping the results into Send-MailMessage would work, but it doesn't.
We'll need to create a text file, and send that as attachment:
$file = $env:Temp\DiskReport.txt
gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |
  select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} } |
  ft -auto | Out-File $file

Send-MailMessage -From sender@domain.com -To Receiver@domain.com-Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' `-SmtpServer smtpservername -Attachment $file
Remove-Item $file

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footechCommented:
Or even without the intermediate file.
$body = gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |
  select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} } |
  ft -auto
Send-MailMessage -From sender@domain.com -To Receiver@domain.com -Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' -SmtpServer smtpservername -Body ($body | out-string)

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
let 's start one command at a time:

This does not give any error nor output
$body = gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} }| ft -auto


This will give output, but not converted to Gigabytes:
gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} }
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footechCommented:
It shouldn't output anything to the console as it is stored in the $body variable.
Here's a sample of what the command produces on my computer.
driveletter label    GBfreespace
----------- -----    -----------
            RECOVERY 1.83       
C:          OS       13.42      

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
To see the result, you will have to e.g. just write the var alone:
$body

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The command without $body is the same as you used it, and it does return fractional GBs for sure.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
this works now
gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} }
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
if I copy paste this command to windows powershell and change the send and receiver email and the smtp server

$body = gwmi win32_volume -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |
  select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} } |
  ft -auto
Send-MailMessage -From sender@domain.com -To Receiver@domain.com -Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' -SmtpServer smtpservername -Body ($body | out-string)

it does not give error , but it does not send me email.
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footechCommented:
When you run the command
Send-MailMessage -From sender@domain.com -To Receiver@domain.com -Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' -SmtpServer smtpservername -Body "testing"

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do you get anything?  If not then you need to either adjust the email server config, or possibly adjust the command to work with it's settings.

What are you using for email?  Is it set to allow you to submit email on port 25?  Do you need to provide credentials?
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footechCommented:
Actually, I expect any issue contacting the SMTP server would generate an error, but I can't be certain.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
yes it sends with this:

Send-MailMessage -From sender@domain.com -To Receiver@domain.com -Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' -SmtpServer smtpservername -Body "testing"
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footechCommented:
Well, no reason that it shouldn't work with the other then.  If you didn't get an error and didn't receive the email then I would guess it was filtered out by something in your email system or it was sent to a wrong or invalid email address.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
$body = gwmi win32_volume -computername remotecomputername -Filter 'drivetype = 3' |select driveletter, label, @{LABEL='GBfreespace';EXPRESSION={"{0:N2}" -f ($_.freespace/1GB)} } |  fl
Send-MailMessage -From me@domain.com.com -To me@shopzilla.com -Subject 'Daily Freespace Report' -SmtpServer smtp.domain.com -Body ($body | out-string)

This is worked ...

======== if you do not mind Guys, I need to  put this in a file and schedule it in the task scheduler.... for now I am just pasting the command into windows powershell and run it...I saved the command into ps1 file but when I run it, it does not do anything other than opening up the ps1 file.
also if you want to add icing on the cake, please change the command so that the email will display the out in form of a table, with output under each header well spaced...

Thank you
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
OOps.. just right-clicked on the file and "Run with Powershell" it sent me email...
so it works, but when I schedule it, how am I going to tell it run with Powershell ?
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footechCommented:
In your last WMI query you piped to "fl" (Format-List).  All other versions piped to "ft" (Format-Table).
Your scheduled task will start powershell.exe, and the argument can be "-file yourscript.ps1".
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The default action for .ps1 files is Open, which means "Open in an editor", not execute. This is to make it more difficult to run malicious (or unknown) code accidentally.

Hence you have to start PowerShell.exe and provide the script as an argument, as told by footech.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Excellent!
Thank you Guys
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