When making a simple web request is there a way to tell the PowerShell environment to just use your Internet Explorer's proxy settings?
My proxy settings are controlled by a network policy(or script) and I don't want to have to modify ps scripts later on if I don't have to.
UPDATE: Great info from the participants. The final script template that I'll use for this will look something like the following:
$proxyAddr = (get-itemproperty 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings').ProxyServer $proxy = new-object System.Net.WebProxy $proxy.Address = $proxyAddr $proxy.useDefaultCredentials = $true $url = "http://stackoverflow.com" $wc = new-object system.net.WebClient $wc.proxy = $proxy $webpage = $wc.DownloadData($url) $str = [System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetString($webpage) Write-Host $str