PowerShell Script for Web Request

I wanted to schedule a “ping” web request to a web application for “warm up” every morning. It turned out to be relatively simple using PowerShell. I created this script and called it Ping.ps1:

$url = “https://…”
$wc = new-object net.WebClient
$probe = $wc.downloadData($url)
$s = [text.encoding]::ascii.getString($probe)
$s | Out-File -filepath “D:\Logfiles\PingResult.htm”

Then I created a new task in Task Scheduler with the following parameters:

  • Action: Start a program
  • Program/script: powershell
  • Arguments: C:\scripts\Ping.ps1



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