Remote background job error with Using scope modifier

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    • #181806
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      I receive the following error when attempting to run remote jobs on remote servers with $Using scope modifier. The local scope contains a scriptblock in a variable. Examples are shown in 'help about_remote_jobs' and 'help wait-job -example' with the same syntax I use. My example and error is below.

      $server = Get-Content C:\script\serverlist.txt
      $session = New-PSSession -ComputerName $server
      $scriptblock = {Get-Process | Select-Object -First 5}
      Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock {Start-Job -ScriptBlock $Using:scriptblock} 

      Error:  The value of the using variable '$Using:scriptblock' cannot be retrieved because it has not been set in the local session.

      The syntax below works, but I would like the remote server to execute the scriptblock and start the background job.

       Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock $scriptblock
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      you could use Invoke-Command with -AsJob parameter.

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      Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock {param($sb) Start-Job -ScriptBlock $sb} -ArgumentList $scriptblock

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