Here is a script which will:

  • Resolve the IP for staging for your hostname

  • Configure your host file

  • Once you’ve tested, remove the entry

\# Ensure elevated

\# Get the ID and security principal of the current user account

$myWindowsPrincipal=new-object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($myWindowsID)

\# Get the security principal for the Administrator role


\# Check to see if we are currently running "as Administrator"

if ($myWindowsPrincipal.IsInRole($adminRole))
\# We are running "as Administrator" - so change the title and background color to indicate this

$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition + "(Elevated)"
$Host.UI.RawUI.BackgroundColor = "DarkBlue"
\# We are not running "as Administrator" - so relaunch as administrator

\# Create a new process object that starts PowerShell

$newProcess = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo "PowerShell";

\# Specify the current script path and name as a parameter

$newProcess.Arguments = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition;

\# Indicate that the process should be elevated

$newProcess.Verb = "runas";

\# Start the new process


\# Exit from the current, unelevated, process


\# Run your code that needs to be elevated here

Write-Host -NoNewLine "Press any key to continue…"
$null = $Host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown")

function remove-host([string]$hostname) {
$rplaceStr = ""
$rHost = "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"
$items = Get-Content $rHost | Select-String $hostname
foreach( $item in $items)
(Get-Content $rHost) -replace $item, $rplaceStr| Set-Content $rHost

function Resolve-AkamaiStageIp($hostname)
$result = resolve-dnsname $hostname -NoHostsFile
$result = $result | ? {$_.namehost -like "\*edgekey\*"}
if ($result -notlike "\*edgekey\*")
$result = $result.namehost.insert(($result.namehost.Length)-4, "-staging")
write-host "stage record is" $result "! Adding host file entry.."
$stage = Resolve-DnsName -Name $result
"$($stage.IP4Address) $hostname"| add-content "$env:windir\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
else{write-host "thing was an ip instead" $result.namehost}

function Get-Hostname
$hostname = read-host "What's the hostname? for e.g."
if ($hostname -match "(?=^.{4,253}$)(^((?!-)[a-zA-Z0-9-]{1,63}(?(open end square bracket here)!-)\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,63}$)")
Resolve-AkamaiStageIp -hostname $hostname
read-host "do your testing, once done, press enter to restore host file"
remove-host -hostname $hostname
else {write-host -ForegroundColor red "Hostname was incorrect! Try again"