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powershell install feature on multiple servers windows 2008 r2 servers

Posted on 2014-04-07
Last Modified: 2014-04-17
Hey guys I have been blessed with the tasks of installing the SNMP on multiple servers. I am somewhat confused on how to perform this since by hand I have to go to each server and place the following command

import-module servermanager
 and then type the following to install
add-windowsfeature <name of feature to install>

I have the list of servers saved in a text file and can reference them with get-content. Is there a way to install...As a bonus it would be great if I could add an entry in the tab of the service that get installed named snmp server. The tab names are traps  and security. In traps there is a community name and in security there is an accepted name. thanks for any help.
Question by:techdrive
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Raheman M. Abdul earned 500 total points
ID: 39983239
Is remoting enabled on the servers you are talking about?

You can try:

$servers = get-content c:\servers.txt
foreach ($server in $servers)
Invoke-Command -ComputerName $server -ScriptBlock { import-module servermanager
Start-Sleep -Seconds 15
add-windowsfeature <name of feature to install>

} -credential USERNAME

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by:Justin Yeung
ID: 39983292
you can't run invoke command since 2008 R2 by default doesn't accept PS remoting. (disabled by default)

unless it has been enabled via Group Policy.

however 2012 by default is enabled.

Author Comment

ID: 39983947
I  guess I can run a for loop annable ps remoting.
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Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 39984085
yes that will work

Author Comment

ID: 39987166
enable remoting with multiple computers is not working out for me.
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Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 39988627
why not?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40006327
thanks for your solution I combined this with another one and was able to get this to work.

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