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File download problem

If you are using the Office 2010 TP and try to download a word document through Internet Explorer you end up in a continuous loop of being asked for credentials.  The download site won’t recognise your local credentials so you can’t get the documents.  You do however get to see the URL from where the document is coming.

So the answer to this conumdrum is to use the BITS file transfer cmdlets in Windows 7.

Start by importing the module

Import-Module BitsTransfer

You can then download the files

Start-BitsTransfer -Source http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/1/F2146213-4AC0-4C50-B69A-12428FF0B077/Windows_Server_2008_R2_Failover_Clustering_In_Brief.doc -Destination c:\source
Start-BitsTransfer -Source http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/1/F2146213-4AC0-4C50-B69A-12428FF0B077/WS08%20R2%20Failover%20Clustering%20White%20Paper.doc -Destination c:\source

Typing the URLs is a pain but at least we can now get the things downloaded.

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