Copy-Item error from J Helmick course

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    • #49196
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      I was runningt hrough examples from Jason's course on PS 5 and get an error trying to use Copy-Item in a ForEach-Object loop

      PS C:\> $servers | foreach-object  {Copy-Item -Credential $creds .\cl21163_Groups.txt -Destination \\$_\C$\ }
      The FileSystem provider supports credentials only on the New-PSDrive cmdlet. Perform the operation again without specifying
      At line:1 char:29
      + ... ch-object  {Copy-Item -Credential $creds .\cl21163_Groups.txt -Destin ...

      What am I doing wrong here? His example doesn't require creds but my servers do. I have my creds stored in a variable.


    • #49200
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      To use credentials you will need to authenticate and create a temporary mapped drive to the remote system.
      Something like this should work for you

      $servers | foreach-object  {
          New-PSDrive -Name Copyto -PSProvider FileSystem -Credential $creds -Root "\\$_\C`$\" 
          Copy-Item -Path .\cl21163_Groups.txt -Destination Copyto:\
          Remove-PSDrive -Name Copyto
    • #49202
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      Hi Jeff,

      A possible solution would be to use the New-PSDrive cmdlet with credentials before the Copy-Item cmdlet.


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