troubleshooting Question

Powershell permissions for remote computers

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I wrote a powershell script using the following command to gather information about our servers

$os = Get-Ciminstance Win32_OperatingSystem -ComputerName $server

When I run this command as my admin account everything works and I get the information for all of our servers.   I wanted this to run on a schedule so I created a task and set it to run using a service account on our network.   When I run it this way it fails for most of the servers.  

I tried logging on to the server with the service account and manually running the script with the same results.   I checked the permissions on one of the remote servers and as far as I can tell the service account has more privileges than my admin account.   It is in every group that my admin account is plus the backup operators group and a couple more I added when trying to get this to work.  

The server running the script runs Windows 2008r2 and  Windows PowerShell ISE Host  Version          : 5.1.14409.1005.
The servers I am trying to pull the information from run a mix of Windows 2008, 2008r2 and 2012r2.  

Is there an additional permission or setting I need on the service account?   It works for some of the 2008r2 and 2012r2 servers but not all of them and I don't see why.

I know I can get the information I am looking for using Get-WmiObject instead.  I just want to know why the above doesn't work.
Chris Dent
PowerShell Developer

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