Doh - Powershell works in ISE not as a scheduled task.

Posted on 2016-07-25
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Last Modified: 2016-07-25
I have a powershell script I put together that collects AD information from three separate domains and assembles the information into a worksheet with graphs and calculations and all that fun stuff.

Works great in ISE.

But when I go to schedule it as a task, it hangs up on connecting to the AD domain controllers.

Here is the line where it seems to get stuck:
$subOUs = Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -Filter * -SearchBase $thisDN -properties cn,description -SearchScope OneLevel -Server $domainDC -Credential $credential

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$domainDC is the domain controller I'm connecting to and $credential is a PS credential assembled from password files.

$uname = $domain.domain + "\Administrator"
    $pFile = $credentialFolder + $domain.domain + "_password.pwd"
    $password = Get-Content $pFile | ConvertTo-SecureString
    $credential = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $uname,$password

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Any idea why I'm getting suck here?
Question by:Dustin Saunders
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Expert Comment

by:Adam Brown
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Is your script adding the AD module when it runs through the scheduled task? Scheduled tasks run the default Powershell without modules, so that will need to be there if it isn't.
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Qlemo earned 2000 total points
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The password file is encrypted, making it valid only for the machine and user account you created it on/in. The scheduled task has to run with the same user the ISE has been tested with.
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by:Dustin Saunders
ID: 41728538
Ah!  Yeah, that's the problem, good to know.  Thanks Qlemo!

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