Script Block looks like it works but doesnt


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    Theopolis Wertz

    Apologies if this shows up elsewhere, I looked through the first three or so pages and didn't see anything on it.

    Overall I am trying to delete user profiles from several terminal servers when a user leaves via the remprof.exe command.

    Full disclosure: I want to have a CSV that lists all of our term servers (for ease of editing) and a separate CSV that lists the users (haven't even gotten that far).

    Testing out just the piece that deletes the profile sans variables, I am already failing. If I try just the invoke command:

    invoke-command -ComputerName computerName -ScriptBlock {'C:\windows\system32\remprof.exe userAccountName'}

    it looks like it works in the PS window, but doesn't actually run the script on the remote computer. I can run literally the exact line 'C:\windows\system32\remprof.exe userAccountName' and it works fine.

    From there it gets progressively worse with the foreach and get-content not working; powershell complaining the computer name isn't valid

    $computers = get-content "term_servers.csv"
    foreach ($computer in $computers)
        $adcompname = Get-ADComputer $computer
        invoke-command -ComputerName $adcompname -ScriptBlock {'C:\windows\system32\remprof.exe userAccountName'}
        write-host "$computer done."

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated!!


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    Don Jones

    Keep in mind that a Remoting connection does not spin up a profile on the remote machine, and it runs under delegated authentication. It's possible that RemProf.exe simply won't work in that context.

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    thom schumacher

    if you are trying to remove local profiles you might look at something Boe Prox ( wrote a while ago:

    I used it when I needed to manage profiles with Remote desktop servers.

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