PowerShell: Convert .ps1 Files to .exe Files

PowerShell: Convert .ps1 Files to .exe Files


Have you ever dreamed of creating exe files out of your PowerShell scripts? If yes, read on. In this post I will show you how you can create exe files with a small and simple program called ps2exe.


First of all you need a tool that converts PowerShell scripts to exe files. Download it here:


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Sample Script “Cortana speaks”

Now I have prepared an example. It will make Cortana speak. Yes, you heard right, this time not Azure, Office 365 etc… finally something funny.

Here is an extract of the script. As you can see, I create the graphical menus with Windows.Forms.

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Curious and interested? Download the full script here: cortana_for_exe.zip

Now our ps2exe program comes into play …

Converting ps1 files to exe files with ps2exe

The following one-liner creates an exe file from the ps1 file. Note that I also provide an icon for our newly created program.

ps2exe.ps1 C:\temp\cortana_for_exe.ps1 `
C:\temp\cortana.exe -noconsole -nooutput -iconfile "C:\temp\cortana.ico" -verbose

The result looks like this:

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Aaaand action …

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Fantastic! Have fun!

See also

PowerShell: Show hidden properties from an Object

Microsoft 365: List all Mailbox Forwarding Rules (Server)

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July 31, 2020 at 04:21PM
Patrick Gruenauer