Nerd in Training Nerd in Training - 2 months ago 15x
PowerShell Question

Run Executable from Powershell script with parameters

So I have a powershell script that is supposed to run an executable with an argument to pass to set which method I want to run, and I need to pass a parameter, which is a directory to a config file. So this is what I have

Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Program Files\MSBuild\test.exe" -ArgumentList /genmsi/f $MySourceDirectory\src\Deployment\Installations.xml

/f is the shortname and file is the long name for my attribute... I get an error in powershell telling me that a positional parameter cannot be found for /f or /file.

Any thoughts?


I was able to get this to work by using the Invoke-Expression cmdlet.

Invoke-Expression "& `"$scriptPath`" test -r $number -b $testNumber -f $FileVersion -a $ApplicationID"