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# Install powershell remotely on multiple servers

Posted on 2013-12-09
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Hi all, i have the following script to copy PS3 on to the server but is there a way to install powereshell on all using the command similar to the one below?

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$servers =Get-Content "C:\Users\Downloads\machines.txt" foreach ($servers1 in $servers ) { @" Displaying for$servers1

"@

$copy2 = Copy-Item -Path C:\IT\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu "\\$servers1\c$\it" -Recurse 1 Question by:cwstad2 • 2 • 2 5 Comments LVL 71 Expert Comment ID: 39706396 Using PowerShell to install PowerShell could be difficult ;-). But of course you can use Invoke-Command to remote start the MSU file in silent install mode if you've set up WinRM properly. BTW, copy-item -recurse for a single file seems to be overkill ... 0 LVL 15 Author Comment ID: 39706408 I know im a bit lazy but its over a very low bandwidth connection so it takes a while to log on or to enter-pssession. Can i use the invoke command against a list from the txt file? 0 LVL 13 Expert Comment ID: 39706419 wusa.exe C:\IT\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu /quiet /norestart  will install the update 0 LVL 71 Accepted Solution Qlemo earned 2000 total points ID: 39706519 Invoke-Command takes a list of computer names, so yes, you can do that with a single command after having copied the file to all servers, Invoke-Command -ComputerName$servers { wusa.exe C:\IT\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu /quiet /norestart }

or in background (as job) after having copied the MSU to one server.
$servers =Get-Content "C:\Users\Downloads\machines.txt" foreach ($server in $servers ) { @" Displaying for$server

"@

$copy2 = Copy-Item -Path C:\IT\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu "\\$server\c$\it" Invoke-Command -Computer$server -AsJob { wusa.exe C:\IT\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu /quiet /norestart }
}

But that only works that way if you are in the same domain, and not using IP addresses.
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