Maandelijks archief: mei 2016

PowerShell Download File with Authentication

Download files from a external site using authentication in PowerShell

$Url = “”
$Path = “$env:temp\test.txt”
$Username = “”
$Password = “”

$WebClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$WebClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.Networkcredential($Username, $Password)
$WebClient.DownloadFile( $url, $path )
notepad $Path

PowerShell Download & run-as script

PowerShell Download & run-as script

PowerShell script


#Predefine necessary information
$Username = “DOMAIN\Administrator”
$Password = “PASSWORD”

#Create credential object
$SecurePassWord = ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText $Password -Force
$Cred = New-Object -TypeName “System.Management.Automation.PSCredential” -ArgumentList $Username, $SecurePassWord

#Download file from website

$Url = “”
$Path = “$env:temp\example.exe”

$WebClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$WebClient.DownloadFile( $url, $path )

(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile($url, $output)
#Start shell
Start-Process $Path -Credential $Cred



Save as run-as-admin.ps1

If needed compile your .ps1 file to .exe with PS2EXE