Issue with Remove-psdrive

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  • #181395

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    Hello Powershell community.

    I'm having an issue with a script.

    I'm using it to send a file to a list of computers. everything works fine at the beggining but after a while i get this error :

    New-PSDrive : The local device name has a remembered connection to another network resource

    Here is my script

    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction silentlyContinue #in case there already is a K:
    $liste = get-content "\\*****\3-Clients\3-Run\Manpower\scripts\listepchd.txt"
    $fichier = "\\*****\3-Clients\3-Run\Manpower\TSD\MPW - Nettoyage disque .ps1"
    $LWTSERVER = Get-childitem "\\*****-\3-Clients\3-Run\TSD\MPW - Nettoyage disque .ps1"
    $liste| foreach {
    $items = $_.split(",")
    foreach ($item in $items){
    Start-Sleep 3
    [String]$path = "\\$item\c$"
    [string] $destination = "k:\Temp\Nettoyage disque"
    write-host "$item marche bien"
    New-PSDrive –Name “K” –PSProvider FileSystem –Root “$path” –Persist
    write-host "\\$path est le chemin"
    if (!(test-path -path $destination)) {
    New-Item $destination -ItemType directory
    Copy-Item -path $fichier -Destination $destination -recurse -force
    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction Continue
    } else {
    $presence = test-path -Path 'K:\Temp\Nettoyage disque\MPW - Nettoyage disque .ps1'
    if ($presence -eq "true") {
    $LWTPC = Get-ChildItem -Path "K:\Temp\Nettoyage disque\MPW - Nettoyage disque .ps1"
    if ($lWTPC.lastwritetime -lt $LWTSERVER.lastwritetime){
    Remove-Item -Path "k:\Temp\Nettoyage disque\MPW - Nettoyage disque .ps1"
    Copy-Item -path $fichier -Destination $destination -recurse -force
    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction Continue
    write-host "fichier sur le poste, plus récent, pas de copie"
    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction Continue
    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction silentlyContinue
    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue


    It works for maybe 15 computers, and then i only get the error for every item.

    I don't know what to do, can someone give me a hint?


  • #181458

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    My assumption is that a K is mapped and there is an active connection to files or something. When you do this:

    Remove-PSDrive -Name k -ErrorAction silentlyContinue

    It's doing a SilentlyContinue, which means if this fails you are still trying to do the rest of your script, but having K is a requirement. While you can wrap a try\catch around this and use -ErrorAction Stop, the script is going to stop working for that machine. A better approach would not to depend on K: and use some logic to dynamically determine next available letter:

    #Define drive letters we want to try
    $DriveLetters = 69..90 | foreach{[char]$_}
    #Get drives used on machine
    $usedDrives = Get-PSDrive -PSProvider FileSystem | Select -ExpandProperty Name
    #Use compare object to see what is available and return the letter we can use
    $nextAvailDriveLetter = Compare-Object -ReferenceObject $usedDrives -DifferenceObject $DriveLetters |
                            Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.SideIndicator -eq '=>'} |
                            Select-Object -ExpandProperty InputObject -First 1
    'Mapping to next available drive {0}' -f $nextAvailDriveLetter

    For instance, on my machine, it's E:

    Mapping to next available drive E

    If I map E, then it would move to F...if F was mapped then it would return G.

  • #181563

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    Thanks for the answer, i finally took it all back to the beginning and managed to find a much easier way, i just went with copy-item //remotecomputer and it worked perfectly fine.

    I never needed to map a drive -.-

    Sorry for taking your time and thanks again, i will use your solution later for sure =)

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