Start-Process cmdlet has no
-ComputerName parameter so you cannot use it to launch processes on remote machines.
WMI instead. This line will run
calc.exe on your local machine:
PS> (Invoke-WmiMethod Win32_Process Create calc.exe).ReturnValue -eq 0 True
And this slight adaption will run
calc.exe on a computer named
Server1 with Administrator credentials (adjust machine name and user name to your needs):
PS> (Invoke-WmiMethod Win32_Process Create calc.exe -ComputerName Server1 -Credential Administrator).ReturnValue -eq 0 True
calc.exe will run but is not visible to anyone. So in real life, you’d use this technique to launch command line tools or applications that are designed to run unattended.