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I have a Powershell script that uses a parameter which is basically a string parameter for varying purposes.  I want to call the script from C# and supply the parameter.  All of the examples I have found have me either inhaling the contents of the file as text and adding parameters to specific commands, or inhaling the contents and not discussing parameter requirements for the script.

How do I execute the script and supply the user-defined parameter of the script?  Here is a how the script file is setup:
param(
    [Parameter(Position=0,Mandatory=$true)][String]$FileName
)

$ADCreds = Get-Credential

Import-Module ActiveDirectory

Import-Csv $FileName | ForEach-Object {
    
    If ($_.status -ne 'Cleared') {
        foreach($user in Get-ADUser -filter '*' -Credential $ADCreds -SearchBase 'ou=Users,DC=MYCOMPANY,DC=LAN' -Properties * | Select-Object givenName,sn,sAMAccountName) {
            Set-ADObject -Identity $user.sAMAccountName -Remove @{upnsuffixes="Cleared.MyCompany.LAN"} -Credential $creds
        }
    }
    else {
        foreach($user in Get-ADUser -filter '*' -Credential $ADCreds -SearchBase 'ou=Users,DC=MYCOMPANY,DC=LAN' -Properties * | Select-Object givenName,sn,sAMAccountName) {
            Set-ADUser -Identity $user.sAMAccountName  -UserPrincipalName ($user.sAMAccountName + "@Cleared.MyCompany.LAN") -Credential $creds
        }
    }
}

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I already know that I need to do something about the ADCreds, my specific topic is how to call this file from C# and supply the $FileName parameter.
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Question by:Shane Kahkola
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Dustin Saunders earned 500 total points
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This might be helpful, this is the code I use to call one of my powershell scripts.  This method passes a dual array of strings [variableName,variableValue] and then sets the variables in the script.

As far as the credentials go, I generally store that in a secured file so I have a centralized repository of credentials for the different environments.

 public static void RunPowershellCommand(string scriptPath, string[,] variables)
        {
            RunspaceConfiguration runspaceConfiguration = RunspaceConfiguration.Create();
            Runspace runspace = RunspaceFactory.CreateRunspace(runspaceConfiguration);
            runspace.Open();
            RunspaceInvoke scriptInvoker = new RunspaceInvoke(runspace);
            scriptInvoker.Invoke("Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted");

            Pipeline pipeline = runspace.CreatePipeline();

            Command myCommand = new Command(scriptPath, false);

            if (variables[0, 0] != null)
            {
                for (int i = 0; i < variables.GetLength(0); i++)  //Add all the powershell variables we might need in the partner specific.
                {
                    runspace.SessionStateProxy.SetVariable(variables[i, 0], variables[i, 1]);
                }
            }


            pipeline.Commands.Add(myCommand);
            Collection<PSObject> psObjects;
            psObjects = pipeline.Invoke();
            runspace.Close();
      }

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Note that this requires powershell references:
using System.Management.Automation;
using System.Management.Automation.Runspaces;
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;

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by:Shane Kahkola
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I am sorry for the delay in response. Unfortunately my question came late Thursday and I have been away from my office since. I am attempting to implement your idea, Dustin, and will report back today with my results.
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by:Shane Kahkola
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This worked great! Thank you Dustin.
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