This script allows you to run any command remotely using Powershell on your network. I usually use this to update group policy configurations on all PCs on my network remotely.
Note: In Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2, you can run the
Invoke-GPUpdatePowerShell cmdlet ro refresh group policy on any Windows 8 computers on your network. More information here.
What you will need:
- Download PsTools from here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx
- Domain admin permissions
- This small script
PsExec.exe \\* -s cmd /C echo N | gpupdate /force
What this script does:
- Remotely runs
gpupdate /forceon all workstations
- Selects "N" if it asks to logoff user
When you run it, you’ll see some output like:
Starting cmd on PC1-USRNAME... on PC1-USRNAME...
cmd exited on PC1-USRNAME with error code 0.
error code 0” means it has completed successfully without any errors.
- To run this script only on a specific computer, e.g.,
PC1-USRNAME, replace "
\\*" with "
\\PC1-USRNAME" as shown below:
PsExec.exe \\PC1-USRNAME -s cmd /C echo N | gpupdate /force
- To force a logoff after updating the group policy settings, use this:
PsExec.exe \\* -s cmd /C echo Y | gpupdate /force
- To run any other command remotely, simply use the following syntax:
PsExec.exe \\* -s cmd /C
- For example, to create a directory in all workstations, simply run:
PsExec.exe \\* -s cmd /C mkdir C:\test
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