PowerShell Scripting

PowerShell WebService Calls

Performing a SOAP web service call using PowerShell. The methods can be requested by means of the command: $oWebSvc1 | Get-Member.

#WebService values...
[string]$sWebSvcWSDL = "https://host.domain.fqdn/Webservice1?wsdl"
[string]$sPostValue1 = "Waarde"
[string]$sPostValue2 = $true

#Create webservice object...
$oWebSvc1 = New-WebServiceProxy -Uri $sWebSvcWSDL

#POST values w. result in een object...
$oResult1 = $oWebSvc1.method1($sPostValue1, $sPostValue2)

#POST values w. result to RAW XML...
[xml]$xResult = $oWebSvc1.method1($sPostValue1, $sPostValues2) | ConvertTo-Xml
$xResult.get_OuterXML() | Out-File C:\Pad\Naar\Bestand.xml

PowerShell Add SQL Modules

Modules can now be added by using Import-Module. The following example list all the available.

Get-Module -ListAvailable

Load the SQLPS module (if available)….

Import-Module -Name "SQLPS"

Before you can import the SQLPS powershell module you need to install SQL Management Studio or install the SQLSysCLRTypes, SharedManagementObjects and PowerShellTools packages from the SQL Server Feature Pack.

PowerShell Unzip Function

A small PowerShell function for unzipping a file.

function fUnzip([string]$sZIPFileName, [string]$sExtractToDir) {
  $oShell = new-object -com shell.application
  $oZIPFile = $oShell.namespace("$sZIPFileName")
  $oExtractTo = $oShell.namespace("$sExtractToDir")

PowerShell TCP Socket Function

The PowerShell function example below can be used to transmit information using the TCP protocol. For example, to perform an HTTP GET command on a website.

function fnTCPSock([string]$sHostName, [string]$sPort, [string]$sScript) {
  # Converteer script string to byte for write stream...
  [byte[]]$byteScript = [System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetBytes($($sScript))
  # Open 4096 Bytes buffer for read stream...
  [byte[]]$byteBuffer = New-Object System.Byte[] 16384
  # Connect to host...
  $oTCPSock = New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient($sHostName, $sPort)
  $oStream = $oTCPSock.GetStream() 
  # Feed script(byte) tot write stream...
  $oStream.Write($byteScript, 0, $byteScript.Length)

  # Return read buffer converted to string...
  [string]$sCount = $oStream.Read($byteBuffer, 0, 16384)
  return [System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetString($byteBuffer, 0, $sCount) 

  # Close objects...
[string]$sScript1 = "GET / HTTP/1.1`r`nAccept: text/html`r`nHost: [virtualhostname]`r`nReferer: http://host.domain.name/site/`r`n`r`n`r`n"
[string]$sResult1 = fnTCPSock "hostname" "80" $($sScript1)