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  • Question

  • Is there a way to automate in Powershell, to open Chrome/IE with parameters?

    Need f.ex to open a page in incognito mode.
    I was able to open incognito mode with Start - Run: chrome.exe "http://nagios.com/" --incognito

    I would also like to enter username/password automatically if it is possible, although i doubt that i can pass credentials to the chrome.exe or iexplore.exe process when the script runs

    All of this is for a monitoring computer we have, that I want to start automatically and log in to the monitoring webpages we have

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi Cesar,

    Thanks for the post. If you want to log on a website with username and password, you can check the below similar thread:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/be3afe83-4a7e-48a0-b2e7-95fd081a7571/login-to-website-using-powershell?forum=winserverpowershell

    Hope it helps.

    Best Regards,

    Elaine


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    • Marked as answer by CesarTabares Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:45 AM
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:12 AM
  • Found out today I could use -ArgumentList parameter to pass application specific parameters when opening chrome

    Start-Process -FilePath chrome.exe -ArgumentList "http://website.com --incognito --new-window"

    I'll check out Elaine's post on how to automatically log in with passwords in websites from Powershell. If I can make it work, it would be excellent!


    Freddy

    • Marked as answer by CesarTabares Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:45 AM
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:45 AM

All replies

  • You will have to ask Chrome questions in the correct Google forum.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:40 PM
  • GPO

    Computer Configuration >
    Administrative Templates >
    System/Logon >
    Run these programs at user logon Enabled
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe "http://nagios.com/" -private


    for Chrome
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe "http://nagios.com/" --incognito


    Regards

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:52 PM
  • Hi Cesar,

    Thanks for the post. If you want to log on a website with username and password, you can check the below similar thread:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/be3afe83-4a7e-48a0-b2e7-95fd081a7571/login-to-website-using-powershell?forum=winserverpowershell

    Hope it helps.

    Best Regards,

    Elaine


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by CesarTabares Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:45 AM
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:12 AM
  • Found out today I could use -ArgumentList parameter to pass application specific parameters when opening chrome

    Start-Process -FilePath chrome.exe -ArgumentList "http://website.com --incognito --new-window"

    I'll check out Elaine's post on how to automatically log in with passwords in websites from Powershell. If I can make it work, it would be excellent!


    Freddy

    • Marked as answer by CesarTabares Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:45 AM
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:45 AM