Running cmd.exe through start-process but unable to pass the command to cmd.exe


Based on CMD documentation, you can specify the parameter /c or /k to carry out the command.

Start-Process 'cmd' -Credential $cred -ArgumentList "/c $command"
Rahul Gupta
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Rahul Gupta

Updated on June 27, 2022


  • Rahul Gupta
    Rahul Gupta 11 months

    I want to run a groovy script with cmd.exe under a different user.

    I have used Start-Process, when the script gets executed it just opens the prompt on the screen with different user but doesn't process the $command.

    So my question is "How to pass the command after running cmd.exe with PowerShell?

    This is what I have so far:

    $username = "abc"
    $pwd = ConvertTo -SecureString "xyz" -AsPlainText -Force
    $cred = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $username $pw
    $command = "filepath/.groovy"
    try {
        Start-Process 'cmd' -Credential $cred -ArgumentList $command
        Write-Host $LASTEXITCODE
        if($LASTEXITCODE -ne 0) {
            throw "Error occured"
        } else {
            return 0
    } catch {
        Write-Error "Error Desc:$_Error.InnerException.Message";