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So I am trying to create a powershell script that is doing a invoke-webrequest.  And every time I run it in development mode, I am getting the below results

 The term 'Invoke-WebRequest' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, functio
n, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a pa
th was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\2325971b95a34b5e8ba87
bb5bd09a470.ps1:1 char:18
+ Invoke-WebRequest <<<<  -Uri "https://remote.COMPANYNAME.com/Citrix/XenAp
p/" |Select-Object StatusCode
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Invoke-WebRequest:String) [], C 
   ommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
 
Why would this be?  I can run this all day via local powershell but when I try to run this same via the scripting, I have issues.  

Note I have tried using powershell as admin, powershell, and execute script.  They all have the same results.

 

Ideally I am trying to create a monitor but the monitors will not do what I am asking it to.  So instead I am going to run a script and see if that works in my favor.

 

Anyway, thanks for the help

 

 

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Invoke-WebRequest was introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0, and is not on all computers...
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility/Invoke-WebRequest?view=powershell-5.0

 

Try this instead:

$SoftwarePath = "C:\Support\Automate"
$DownloadPath = "https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets-cp/assets/Agent_Uninstall.exe"
    $Filename = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName($DownloadPath)
    $SoftwareFullPath = "$($SoftwarePath)\$Filename"
    $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
    if (!(Test-Path $SoftwarePath)) {md $SoftwarePath}
    Set-Location $SoftwarePath
    if ((Test-Path $SoftwareFullPath)) {Remove-Item $SoftwareFullPath}
    $wc.DownloadFile($DownloadPath, $SoftwareFullPath)

 

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