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pipe computer IP into -Targets in powershell

Hello, I am testing running PDQ deployments from PS.  I want to pipe the target computer's IP into the command.  Here is what I have, but it does not apply the $ip value to -Targets

$ip = (($ipV4 = Test-Connection -ComputerName (hostname) -Count 1 | Select -ExpandProperty IPV4Address).IPAddressToString) |
Invoke-Command -ComputerName "pdq" -ScriptBlock {
pdqdeploy Deploy -Package "test message" -Targets "$ip"
}

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  • It's because on the remote computer where your scriptblock is, it has no idea what $ip is. Change your command to this:

     

    Invoke-Command -Computername "pdq" -ScriptBlock { pdqdeploy Deploy -Package "Test message" -Targets $args[0] } -ArgumentList $ip

    That will send the value of the $ip variable to the remote console.

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  • Also, I don't think you want to pipe into Invoke-Command, separate it into to distinct lines:

    $ip = (($ipV4 = Test-Connection -ComputerName (hostname) -Count 1 | Select -ExpandProperty IPV4Address).IPAddressToString)

    Invoke-Command -Computername "pdq" -ScriptBlock { pdqdeploy Deploy -Package "Test message" -Targets $args[0] } -ArgumentList $ip
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  • perfect, thanks so much.  I wanted to use IP instead of computer name in case this runs on subnet away from PDQ Server and I don't want to wait for AD to update

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