Will Script for Food, Soda or FUN!

Recently I posted a sign outside my cube and it reads:


(payment in advance is not required but certainly appreciated.)

Well today I had my first customer.  My team member needed to check if the users installing software at our branch locations were installing some software incorrectly.  He was concerned that they were installing an application in the root of the APPS$ share rather than the appropriate subfolder.  The test I came up with was to use the Test-Path cmdlet to see if the application exe file existed in the root of the Apps$ folder.  I could have done this as a one liner but there was a bit of added difficutly.

The first subfolder in the path was a substring of the server name.  In addition for added bling, I could have done this via P$remoting for added speed, however I have recently found a BUG where Windows 2008 non R2 servers have remoting broken for some reason in our environment.  Still attempting to fix that.

Anywho here is the script:

$Servers = Get-Content C:\scripts\BranchServers.txt
foreach($server in $Servers)
      $subfolder = $Server.substring(0,$Server.length - 1)
      $Result = Test-path "`\`\$Server`\$subfolder`_Apps`$`\Hys`.exe"

And now with remoting enabled:

Invoke-Command -ComputerName (Get-Content C:\scripts\BranchServers.ps1) -ScriptBlock
       $subfolder = $_.substring(0,$S_.length - 1)
       $Result = Test-path "`\`\$_`\$subfolder`_Apps`$`\Hys`.exe"

Have fun scripting 😮


Published by ScriptWarrior

Father, Geek - Automation Evangelist with Windows Powershell

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