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    Stephen Jones

    Greeting all,

    I'm new to powershell and trying to figure out a way to automate some of my tasks. One such task is the recurring updates for Java. I've begun working on a script and the first part downloads the installer from Java using the following:

    Invoke-WebRequest -uri "" -OutFile c:\temp

    However, every time I run this command I get the following error:

    Invoke-WebRequest : Access to the path 'C:\temp' is denied.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Invoke-WebRequest -uri " ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Invoke-WebRequest], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeWebRequestCommand

    I'm running the command as Administrator, have my execution policy set to remote signed and have provided full control to the directory but still unsure why I keep getting a access denied error. I know I'm committing a simple error but not sure what I've done wrong. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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    Joseph Monarch

    Try this


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    Stephen Jones

    Thanks Joseph, that did it.

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    Jason Colotario

    Looks like POSH needed a specified target file? OR would it have succeeded if the folder/path included the closing \

    Example "c:\temp\" instead of "c:\temp"



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