Creating new folder on remote system

I’m trying to copy a file to a new folder on a remote server but its creating the new folder on my computer, not on the server. NEED HELP!

This is what I have:

$AO = New-PSSession -ComputerName “computer” -Credential “user”
Copy-Item -Path “C:\Test1.txt” -Destination (New-Item -Path “C:\Tools\prac” -ItemType “directory”) -Force -ToSession $AO

Try this:

New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path ‘\computer\c$\tools\prac’

Not sure if you are using the PSSession for other things but it is not necessary here if you have admin on the remote system.

It works!! thanks!! So for the “-Path” I need to include the computer name and the directory is always spelled with a capital D and not “” ?

No, when you tab complete it makes it a capital d. It’s not required but it does look better imo. The single quotes prevent the dollar sign from being interpreted as a variable. In this case it isn’t required because it’s not followed by a number or letter, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of only using double quotes when you need variable expansion.

I know this has been answered, but I do this with every server I build to add a file based on the server type. I don’t use a PSSession, this a snippet of the needed code.

Computers = Get-Content C:\Powershell\Text\servers.txt
Import-Module ActiveDirectory

foreach ($Computer in $Computers)

$destinationFolder = “\$computer\C$\Temp”

if (!(Test-Path -path $destinationFolder))
New-Item $destinationFolder -Type Directory

One other point of note that I really like about New-Item is that it will create the full path you define if it does not exist :slight_smile:

Thank You so much everyone. I’m teaching myself powershell for work so I’m still learning the correct syntax and stuff. :slight_smile: