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Executing a batch file on Windows agent

asked 2015-09-30 05:34:03 -0600

michaelokoluko gravatar image

updated 2015-09-30 05:37:49 -0600


I need a bit of help running the download.bat file after the download.ps1has been dowloaded. What trigger/dependency do i require cmd.exe or powershell.exe? Below is my current manifest init.pp - I might need to reformat the "unless" and "command" attribute (?)

class downloadscript { file { 'C:\puppetfolder\download.ps1': ensure => present, source => 'puppet:///modules/downloadscript/download.ps1', mode => '0775', owner => 'Administrator', group => 'Administrator', } -> exec { 'Execute download.bat': path => 'c:\User\Administrator\Desktop\download.bat', command => 'C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -File c:\User\Administrator\Desktop\download.bat', unless => 'c:\windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe If (Test-Path C:\puppetfolder\download.ps1) { exit 1 } else {exit 0}', #refreshonly => true, logoutput => true, provider => powershell } }

I have attached a notepad of my code as the format here may not be readable

Many thanks in advance.

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answered 2015-10-14 02:38:31 -0600

joshc gravatar image

When using the powershell provider, the command parameter should be the powershell code to run, not the powershell.exe command to run, e.g.

exec { 'rename-guest':
  command => 'Get-WMIObject Win32_UserAccount ...',
  logoutput => true,
  provider => powershell

That said, it can be cumbersome to inline powershell in a single line, especially due to quotes and escaping. Alternatively you can wrap powershell code in a template:, and then reference the powershell code from the resource:

In Puppet 4, you can also inline powershell code in your manifest using HEREDOC syntax.

Finally since you're just trying to use powershell to download a file, you should look at one of the many modules on the forge for doing that, e.g. staging, pget, archive

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