Test PowerShell Remoting and Get-ExecutionPolicy (several remote systems)

by May 23, 2015

I'm trying to 1) test whether PowerShell remoting is functioning and 2) get the PowerShell execution policy on several remote systems.


This is what I have so far:


foreach ($server in $servers)


function Test-PsRemoting 


        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] 





        $errorActionPreference = "Stop" 

        $result = Invoke-Command -ComputerName $computername { 1 } 




        Write-Verbose $_ 

        return $false 


    if($result -ne 1) 


        Write-Verbose "Remoting to $computerName returned an unexpected result." 

        return Write-Host "PS-Remoting is disabled for $computername"


  Write-Host "PS-Remoting is enabled for $computername"   


Test-PsRemoting $server

Invoke-Command -ComputerName $server -ScriptBlock {

$ExecutionPolicy = get-executionpolicy


Write-Host "The PowerShell execution policy on $server is $ExecutionPolicy"




The desired output is:


PS-Remoting is enabled/disabled for SERVERNAME

The Powershell execution policy on SERVERNAME is set to Restricted/Unrestricted/etc.


But the script above does not return any output.


If I define the "Test-PSRemoting" function and call it with a single parameter (e.g., Test-PSRemoting COMPUTERNAME1), then it works fine.


However, I'm not sure how to call it several times, each time with a different parameter from servers.txt.


Also, I'm not sure if I can use the $ExecutionPolicy variable in the last Write-Host command, since the value of that variable is set inside the -ScriptBlock.


Any clarification would be appreciated.


Thank you! 🙂