Help with attaching files from a remote server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    I am new to Powershell and I need help with some scripting.

    I have the following script that sends an email and attaches a .txt file to the email (see below).  I can do it from my C drive.  However, I need to attach a file from a server.  Can anyone help me with the code?

    Many thanks and best regards,


    $Date= Get-Date

    $EmailFrom = "user1@abc.com"
    $EmailToAddresses = @(“user1@abc.com”,"user2@abc.com","user3@abc.com","user4@abc.com")
    $Subject = "Backup Test"
    $Body = "Scheduled Test successful" 
    $File = "C:\path\folder\abc_Log.txt"

    $Msg = New-Object System.Net.Mail.MailMessage $EmailFrom, $EmailTo, $Subject, $Body
    $Attachment =  New-Object System.Net.Mail.Attachment $File

    $SMTPServer = "smtp.gmail.com"
    $SMTPClient = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($SmtpServer, 587)
    $SMTPClient.EnableSsl = $true
    $SMTPClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("User Name", "User Password");
    foreach ($EmailTo in $EmailToAddresses)

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:36 PM

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  • Setup a share on the server to the file, and make sure the user running the script has permissions. Otherwise, you would need to run the script on the server.

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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:52 PM
  • Hi, thank you.  Can you explain in more detail what you mean by "set up a share on the server"?
    • Edited by Blokshin Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:59 PM
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:58 PM
  • Also, the script is saved on the server.  But it does not attach the file.   Thank you again
    • Edited by Blokshin Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:01 PM
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:00 PM
  • You should be using "Send-MailMessage".

    To attach a file just specify the file name.

    Send-MailMessage -To … -Boby … -Attachments \\server\share\file.txt

    That is all you have to do.

    help Send-MailMessage -online


    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:58 PM
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    Just do it.

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:08 AM