Create script with powershell to download binary files,,

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.




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

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.

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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://”.