Initiate a Remote File Transfer Process from Another Computer

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  • #82009

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    I have a scenario I'm trying to work out in my mind and I'm struggling to find a way to make it work using PowerShell and I'm not sure I have all the pieces in my mind. I want to send a command to another computer and have it retrieve files from a different computer. So something like this:

    A ↦ B ↔ C

    Computer A sends the command/code/session/job and all necessary information to Computer B.

    Ideally, Computer A disconnects and isn't necessary for any further part and shouldn't be involved in the file transfer.

    Computer B reaches out to Computer C and retrieves the files specified by any method.

    I'm really not sure where to concentrate my thoughts on this. I'd like to do this with a PSSession but it also seems like its possible to do this as a job but I'm not familiar with jobs and only partially familiar with PSSessions.

    What are some of the prerequesites I need to make a script like this work and what do you think is the best way to do this?

    I am running this from Windows 10 and PowerShell v5.1

    Thank You

  • #82021

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    Do you know about copy-item and -fromsession and -tosession options?

  • #82024

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    1 way would be just to have a script on computer B that does everything it requires. You then just execute the script using

    invoke-command -ComputerName 'Computer B' -filepath C:\TheScript.ps1

    from Computer A?

    • #82063

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      Hey Tommy,

      I'd like for the process to pass on the variables I pick (computernames and usernames, etc). Any clue how to pass that easily?

  • #82189

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    Hello, maybe this can help,

    New-PSDrive -name "destination" -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "\\$computer\..." -Credential $cred
    Copy-Item '\\$source\...' -Destination "destination:\..." -Recurse
    Remove-PSDrive -name "destination"


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