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    • #169396
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      I want to run a scriptblock ($commands) as a different user ($credential) on the same machine where the script runs.

      I tried “Invoke-Command -Credential $Credential -ScriptBlock {$commands}”, but it appears that you have to specify  -ComputerName when using -Credential.

      The system is firewalled and I am not allowed to enable PS-remoting.

      Is there a way to to accomplish this?

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      You can use Start-Process and call PowerShell.exe with -credentials and arguments ‘-c &{your commands}’


      Use Start-Job with Credentials and -ScriptBlock parameter.

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      you could use -cn $env:computername or  -cn localhost in the invoke-command statement.

      Just make sure that any variables you intend to pass are done as $using:<variable>


      $name=”bob” would be pased as $using:name and not just $name



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