Automated Download of the latest Notepad++ version



  • A few months ago I created a script which would automatically download the latest version of Notepad++, a number of plugins and install them. This is being used in an automated task sequence which then syspreps in the image ready for use in a VDI environment.

    I don’t really want to have to manually download the image version as this will limit the workflow or mean significantly out of date versions of Notepad++ being used.

    The script currently appears to be blocked by the new Cloudflare DDoS protection, specifically it I am using PowerShell v5.1 with the Invoke-WebRequest cmdlet. This returns error 503. Looking online this appears to be a common limitation of Cloudflare.

    Does anyone know of a good way around this limitation? Are there any plans to host these binaries on Github for example where their own DDoS protection doesn’t cause these issues?


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