Remotely Install Adobe Reader with PowerShell

This scripts is quick, dirty and could be made more efficient. That said, it works.Reads a

As constructed it reads a txt file containing computer names and attempts to ping each machine. If the ping is successful, it copies the contents of c:\Install from the source computer to c:\install on the target machine. Once the copy is complete it tests that the install package is present in the correct directory on the target (in my case the Adobe Reader DC offline installer). Once the file is confirmed on the target it launches the installation silently with no reboot or user interaction required.

The exact syntax for the Adobe Reader installation silently and without user interaction or a reboot I retrieved here.

This example uses the Adobe Reader install package but it can easily be modified
to install other software packages.



  1. Frank Black | | Reply

    Worked great for me. Used it to install a Cisco AMP client and (after a few flag changes) it worked without a hitch. Thank you for sharing, love your YouTube channel and hope you post more. Cheers!

  2. peter | | Reply

    Copies to remote system but doesn’t install software.

  3. Emily | | Reply

    Also doesn’t Write-Host if the computer is not online.

  4. Emily | | Reply

    Copies to remote system but doesn’t install software.

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