VSCode Build Task

Does anyone code PADT scripts in VSCode?

I am trying to configure a build task to speed up my testing but I can’t see to get it working as I want.

Generally before importing my PADT into SCCM I like to test it manually, I do this using psexec -i -s to run the Deploy-Application.ps1 as the SYSTEM account so as to mimic how the SCCM agent runs.

Start-Process psexec.exe -ArgumentList ‘-i -s powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass’ -WindowStyle Hidden -Verb runAs

I then simply execution .\Deploy-Application.ps1

So I was hoping to do something like this in a build task.

{
// See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=733558
// for the documentation about the tasks.json format
“version”: “2.0.0”,
“tasks”: [
{
“label”: “Deploy”,
“type”: “shell”,
“command”: “powershell”,
“args”: [
“-ExecutionPolicy”,
“Unrestricted”,
“-NoProfile”,
“-File”,
“${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1”
],
“group”: {
“kind”: “build”,
“isDefault”: true
}
}
]
}

Worked it out…hoping this helps others.

// Available variables which can be used inside of strings:
// ${workspaceFolder} the path of the workspace folder that contains the tasks.json file
// ${workspaceFolderBasename} the name of the workspace folder that contains the tasks.json file without any slashes (/)
// ${file} the current opened file
// ${relativeFile} the current opened file relative to the workspace folder containing the file
// ${fileBasename} the current opened file's basename
// ${fileBasenameNoExtension} the current opened file's basename without the extension
// ${fileDirname} the current opened file's dirname
// ${fileExtname} the current opened file's extension
// ${cwd} the task runner's current working directory on startup
// ${lineNumber} the current selected line number in the active file
{
    "version": "2.0.0",
    "windows": {
        "options": {
            "shell": {
                "executable": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\powershell.exe",
                "args": [
                    "-NoProfile",
                    "-ExecutionPolicy",
                    "Bypass",
                    "-Command"
                ]
            }
        }
    },
    "tasks": [
        {
            "label": "Install Interactive",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "Start-Process psexec -ArgumentList '-i -s powershell -NoExit -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass ${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1 -DeploymentType Install -DeployMode Interactive' -Verb runAs",
            "group": {
                "kind": "build",
                "isDefault": true
            }
        },
        {
            "label": "Install Non-Interactive",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "Start-Process psexec -ArgumentList '-i -s powershell -NoExit -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass ${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1 -DeploymentType Install -DeployMode NonInteractive' -Verb runAs",
            "group": {
                "kind": "build",
                "isDefault": true
            }
        },
        {
            "label": "Install Silent",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "Start-Process psexec -ArgumentList '-i -s powershell -NoExit -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass ${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1 -DeploymentType Install -DeployMode Silent' -Verb runAs",
            "group": {
                "kind": "build",
                "isDefault": true
            }
        },
        {
            "label": "Uninstall Interactive",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "Start-Process psexec -ArgumentList '-i -s powershell -NoExit -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass ${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1 -DeploymentType Uninstall -DeployMode Interactive' -Verb runAs",
            "group": {
                "kind": "build",
                "isDefault": true
            }
        },
        {
            "label": "Uninstall Non-Interactive",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "Start-Process psexec -ArgumentList '-i -s powershell -NoExit -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass ${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1 -DeploymentType Uninstall -DeployMode Non-Interactive' -Verb runAs",
            "group": {
                "kind": "build",
                "isDefault": true
            }
        },
        {
            "label": "Uninstall Silent",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "Start-Process psexec -ArgumentList '-i -s powershell -NoExit -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass ${cwd}/Deploy-Application.ps1 -DeploymentType Uninstall -DeployMode Silent' -Verb runAs",
            "group": {
                "kind": "build",
                "isDefault": true
            }
        }
    ]
}
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