Create script with powershell to download binary files,,

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  • #128352

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    Dear All,

    Kindly I need your help. What is the best practice to create power shell script to download binary files from github and deploy it on IIS.




  • #128395

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    You could better write something and post here, it will be easy for us to advice by looking your code.

  • #128578

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    This comes off as you are very new to PowerShell, and if that is the case, please take the time to ramp up using all the freely available resources to get you there, as to avoid all the confusion a frustration you are going to encounter. See this series of Q&A's for a very long list of all the freely available information.


    As for your query... Downloading files is a common thing using PowerShell and fully documented by Microsoft via TechNet, and the MS docs site, as well as in the PowerShell help file examples and all over the web.

    Using Windows PowerShell to Create BITS Transfer Jobs

    Leverage BITS for File Transfers with PowerShell

    All-in-all, just use the BITS cmdlets and just use the help files, and their provided examples in them:

        Get-Command -Name '*bits*'
        CommandType Name                   Version     Source                           
        ----------- ----                   -------     ------                           
        Cmdlet      Add-BitsFile      BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Complete-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Get-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Remove-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Resume-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Set-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Start-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Cmdlet      Suspend-BitsTransfer     BitsTransfer                     
        Application bitsadmin.exe          7.8.17763.1 C:\Windows\system32\bitsadmin.exe
        Get-Command -Name 'Invoke-*'
        CommandType     Name                                               Version    Source
        -----------     ----                                               -------    ------
        Cmdlet          Invoke-RestMethod                            Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility
        Cmdlet          Invoke-WebRequest                            Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility 
        # Get parameters, examples, full and Online help for a cmdlet or function
        # get function / cmdlet details
        (Get-Command -Name Start-BitsTransfer).Parameters
        Get-help -Name Start-BitsTransfer -Examples
        Get-help -Name Start-BitsTransfer -Full
        Get-help -Name Start-BitsTransfer -Online
        Get-Help about_*
        Get-Help about_Functions
        # All Help topics locations
        Get-Help about* | Select Name, Synopsis
        Get-Help about* | 
          Select-Object -Property Name, Synopsis |
          Out-GridView -Title 'Select Topic' -OutputMode Multiple |
          ForEach-Object {
            Get-Help -Name $_.Name -ShowWindow
        explorer "$pshome\$($Host.CurrentCulture.Name)"

    3 ways to download files with PowerShell

    (PowerShell) HTTP Download any Type of File (binary or text)
    The Download method may be called to download any type of file. It may be a binary file such as a .zip, .pdf, etc., or it may be text (.xml, .txt, etc.). There is no distinction. The Download method downloads the file from the web server and streams it to a file byte-for-byte exactly as received. Any web page may be downloaded in the same fashion. Passing a URL for a page that would normally be viewed in a browser would simply download to a file the HTML delivered by the web server.
    SSL/TLS connections are fully supported by simply specifying a URL that begins with "https://".

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