Solved

Copying file in Powershell

Posted on 2016-11-21
2
35 Views
Last Modified: 2016-12-21
Guys I'm new to powershell and I'm trying to figure out why my code inst working here. I am trying to copy a file to a list of computers, but only to specific profiles. I've created 2 txt documents, one with a list of machines, another with a list of usernames. The code reads the computer name find, but it appends all the data from $users instead of the first entry.


function FileCopy ()
{
   
$computers = (Get-Content "C:\Pshell\computers.txt")
$fileToCopy = "\\Software\IT\sites.txt"
$users= (get-content C:\PShell\Users.txt)
$i= 0

}

ForEach($computer in $Computers){
    Copy-Item -Path $fileToCopy -Destination "\\$computer\c$\$Users[$i]\$Users[$i]\AppData\LocalLow\
    $i ++;
}

Error I get : Copy-Item : Could not find a part of the path '\\w10machine1\c$\Georgej adm.george[2]\Georgej
adm.george[2
]\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\security'
0
Comment
Question by:jgeorge3081
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 500 total points
ID: 41896444
In your code above you would need to use a subexpression in the path string.  I'm guessing that the first "$Users[$i]" was just supposed to be "Users".  Example:
Copy-Item -Path $fileToCopy -Destination "\\$computer\c$\Users\$($Users[$i])\AppData\LocalLow\"

However, it seems like you want to copy the file to each computer in your list, and for each computer it should be copied to each of the user profiles in your list.  So you need to loop through both lists (nested loops).  No need to do any counting.
$Computers = (Get-Content "C:\Pshell\computers.txt")
$fileToCopy = "\\Software\IT\sites.txt"
$users= (Get-Content C:\PShell\Users.txt)

foreach ($computer in $Computers)
{
    foreach ($user in $users)
    { Copy-Item -Path $fileToCopy -Destination "\\$computer\c$\Users\$User\AppData\LocalLow\" }
}

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jgeorge3081
ID: 41896701
Thanks alot Footech, worked great.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to sharpen your skills and increase training.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to prepare an HTML email signature template file containing dynamic placeholders for users' Azure AD data. Furthermore, it explains how to use this file to remotely set up a department-wide email signature policy in Office …
My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question