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========= DownloadFiles.ps1 ======================================= 
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 Name: DownloadFiles.ps1 
 Purpose: Demonstrate how to download files from an Online URL using PowerShell.  
 Description: Demonstrates downloading files from an Azure Storage container but same process works for any valid online URL. 
 Author: Dan Stolts - dstolts$microsoft.com - http://ITProGuru.com 
 Syntax/Execution: Copy portion of script you want to use and paste into PowerShell (or ISE)  
 Disclaimer: Use at your own Risk!  See details at http://ITProGuru.com/privacy  
 Limitations:  
         * Must Run PowerShell (or ISE)  
        * UAC may get in the way depending on your settings (See: http://ITProGuru.com/PS-UAC) 
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# Download some files that will be needed 
Dir C:\_Data\SkyDrive.MS\TR21\Download\* 
Del C:\_Data\SkyDrive.MS\TR21\Download\* 
$Username = "" 
$Password = "" 
$Path = Get-Location 
$WebClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient 
$WebClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.Networkcredential($Username$Password) 
Write-Host "Downloading" $Path -ForegroundColor Green 
    $Url = "https://itcmaster.blob.core.windows.net/fy15q3/SQLProvisionScript.ps1" 
    $Path = "C:\_Data\SkyDrive.MS\TR21\Download\SQLProvisionScript.ps1" 
    $WebClient.DownloadFile( $url$path ) 
Write-Host "Downloading" $Path -ForegroundColor Green 
    $Url = "https://itcmaster.blob.core.windows.net/fy15q3/ADProvisionScriptv2.ps1" 
    $Path = "C:\_Data\SkyDrive.MS\TR21\Download\ADProvisionScriptv2.ps1" 
    $WebClient.DownloadFile( $url$path ) 
Dir C:\_Data\SkyDrive.MS\TR21\Download\ 
 
# video of Script https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/GuruPowerShell 
# More scripts from Dan Stolts "ITProGuru" at http://ITProGuru.com/Scripts

 

Demonstrate how to download files from an Online URL using PowerShell. Demonstrates downloading files from an Azure Storage container but same process works for any valid online URL. The first thing you have to do is setup a new System.Net.WebClient Object to be used for the download.  Then we have to supply credentials. In my case there are no credentials so I am just passing an empty string.  Then I can use the same object and credentials to do any number of downloads.

 

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