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    Error running Invoke-Vmscript - An error occurred while sending the request. FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_VmGuestServiceImpl_DownloadFileFromGuest_DownloadError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.InvokeVmScript

    SebastianReitter Novice

      (EDIT: Same issue already reported here: Invoke-VMScript - An error occurred while sending the request )


      Hello folks,



      I used to run Invoke-Vmscript againts our Environment to automate Template Creation.
      Recently it stopped working, not sure when exactly.  Targeted VM's OS is "Server 2016".


      For example when I'm running the following PoSh:


      Invoke-VMScript -ScriptText "get-service" -VM $VM -GuestCredential (get-credential)


      I'm getting the following Error:


      Invoke-VMScript : 02.04.2019 11:54:59   Invoke-VMScript         An error occurred while sending the request.

      At line:1 char:1

      + Invoke-VMScript -ScriptText "get-service" -VM $VM -GuestUser Administ ...

      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

          + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Invoke-VMScript], ViError

          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_VmGuestServiceImpl_DownloadFileFromGuest_DownloadError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViC



      Credentials are correct, I'm seeing a confirmation in the VM Eventlog that the user was sucessfully authenticated. (Eventsource: VGauth, EventID: 1000, Message: vmtoolsd: Username and password successfully validated for 'Administrator')
      I also see a brief appearance of a cmd.exe in Taskmanager on the VM.
      No other related Events in Eventlog.

      Also tried different Clients to run the script, and different target VMs too.
      I also ensured that the Client running the script is able to access the ESX Host via Port 443 and (because I read it somewhere: 902 works also)


      No more ideas... anyone else? Thanks for any help!

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