Friday, January 21, 2011

POWERSHELL: Accessing the internet thru a Proxy

Today I needed to make this script work behind a proxy, something that I have found in the past but was not able to find a good set of instructions.
I got it working and I wanted to share it with you, in case someone else is looking for it.

all you need to do is add the following 4 lines anytime before downloading the data (I prefer to do it right after instancing the WebClient object):

$proxyObject = new-object System.Net.WebProxy("MyProxyServer", 8080)
$proxyObject.BypassProxyOnLocal = $true
$proxyObject.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials
[System.Net.GlobalProxySelection]::Select = $proxyObject

I hope it helps.
Best regards, Marianok.