PowerShell 3.0 or later
To play a WAV sound file in a background process, PowerShell can use the built-in SoundPlayer class. It accepts a path to a WAV file and lets you then decide whether you want to play the sound once or repeatedly.
This would play a sound repeatedly:
$player = New-Object -TypeName System.Media.SoundPlayer $player.SoundLocation = 'C:\Windows\Media\chimes.wav' $player.Load() $player.PlayLooping()
Once your script is done, it can stop playback using this call:
If you'd like to ship a custom sound with your PowerShell script, simply place it into the same folder together with your script, and use $PSScriptRoot to reference the folder your script is located in.
This example would playback the file mySound.wav that is located in the same folder as your script:
$player = New-Object -TypeName System.Media.SoundPlayer $player.SoundLocation = "$PSScriptRoot\mySound.wav" $player.Load() $player.PlayLooping() # do something... Start-Sleep -Seconds 5 $player.Stop()
Note that $PSScriptRoot requires PowerShell version 3.0 or later. It also requires your script to be saved to a file, of course.