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I need help with a String to copy a file from one remote “source”  computer “source” (Network Share “localhost\Share”) to the remote  “Destination” computer” (Network Share “localhost\C$”). When I attempt to use the following PowerShell string (Copy-Item -Path "\\Server\mbam" -Destination \\Server\C$) I get the following error (marked No#1 below) getting access denied for Destination computer.. When I attempt to use (Copy-Item -Path "\\Server\mbam" -Destination \\Server\C$  -Credential $Creds) I get a different error message (marked NO#2 below). Can somebody Please give me in idea of what I am doing wrong and what I can do to correct it….  

Copy-Item -Path "\\Server\mbam" -Destination "\\Server\C$" -Credential $Creds

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Error message one: with out Credentials

Copy-Item : Access is denied
At line:1 char:1
+ Copy-Item -Path "\\server\mbam" -Destination "\\server\C$" -Credential $ ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Copy-Item], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.CopyItemCommand


Error message 2: Using  Credentials  ( i.e. Domain\User)

Copy-Item : Access is denied
At line:1 char:1
+ Copy-Item -Path "\\server\mbam" -Destination "\\server\C$" -Credential $ ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Copy-Item], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.CopyItemCommand
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Question by:amstoots
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by:Qlemo
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You posted the same statement and error message twice.

Remember that you need to be an admin group member to get access to C$.
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by:sirbounty
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\\Server\mbam is not a file/item...
Try using a server, share path, and file for your source.  This appears to be simply a shared folder on the server.

Example:
Copy-Item -Path "\\Server\mbam\file.txt" -Destination "\\Server\c$"
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by:amstoots
ID: 40467961
My mistake.... Here is the 2nd one

Copy-Item : Cannot retrieve the dynamic parameters for the cmdlet. The FileSystem provider supports credentials only on the New-PSDrive cmdlet.
Perform the operation again without specifying credentials.
At line:1 char:1
+ Copy-Item -Path "\\server\mbam" -Destination "\\server\C$" -Credential $ ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Copy-Item], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetDynamicParametersException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.CopyItemCommand
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by:amstoots
ID: 40467984
Its a folder that I need to move over instead of a file.
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copy-item \\server\mbam\* \\server\c$\ -recurse
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by:Qlemo
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"move"? Copy-Item does not move, only copy. And it does not check for updates, so if you need to do that more often, to keep a copy of the folder, you might consider using RoboCopy instead.
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by:amstoots
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the Item I having problems  with is the Credentials $Creds function. when I attempt to excite the  script. I get one of the two following error above...
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by:amstoots
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thanks for your help
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