Creating a .ps1 file This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Don Jones 5 months, 2 weeks ago. Author Posts May 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm #70089 mariusParticipant I need to create a simple .ps1 file on a target machine and run it. The .ps1 file I need to create is quite simple and looks like: param($my_exe) $CMD = $my_exe $CMD >> c:\logs\exe_name.log & $CMD At the moment I copy my file but I'd prefer to create it on the target machine. I created a script to create the target script but there is something wrong. My script looks like: $line1 = "param($my_exe)" $line2 = "$CMD = $my_exe" $line3 = "$CMD >> c:\logs\exe_name.log" $line4 = "& $CMD" $target = "C:\myfiles\myscript.ps1" $line1 > $target $line2 >> $target $line3 >> $target $line4 >> $target I have two troubles: – When I say $line1 > $target how can I ensure that the task was executed successfully? – As my script contains special characters and words that can be interpreted as avariables, $line2 = "$CMD = $my_exe" $line2 >> $target how can I ensure that they are written as expected? Regards marius May 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm #70107 Rob SimmersParticipant It appears you are trying to run a command on remote machine. Is there a reason you are not using Invoke-Command or other powershell remoting solutions? https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2011/06/13/use-powershell-invoke-command-for-remoting/ May 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm #70114 Don JonesKeymaster Well... OK, you're taking a very Cmd.exe approach, which isn't the best for PowerShell. First, some things to look up: Try using a here-string instead of this half-dozen "line" variables. Get all your text in one variable. Use Out-File instead of the angle brackets. Output all the text in one command. Use single quotes to stop the shell from treating anything as a special variable. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.