Downloading Files Silently in the Background

by Apr 13, 2010

When using the additional cmdlets in the BitsTransfer module that comes with Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, you can make downloads happen silently in the background so you do not need to wait for them. The next lines will download a tutorial video in the background.

Import-Module BitsTransfer
$url = ''
Start-BitsTransfer $url $home\video2.wmv -Asynchronous

You can use Get-BitsTransfer to check progress.

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