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Schedule a task to call a web page using Task scheduler in windows

Posted on: January 21, 2011

Hi,

One of the requirement during the maintenance for one of the project was to call a web page iteratively on a scheduled time.

I find one interesting article posting script how to run scheduled task to call a web page using task scheduler in windows.

All you have to do is save following script in a .vbs file, and schedule it to run on windows scheduler.

Here it is:

Call LogEntry()

Sub LogEntry()

‘Force the script to finish on an error.
On Error Resume Next

‘Declare variables
Dim objRequest
Dim URL

Set objRequest = CreateObject(“Microsoft.XMLHTTP”)

‘Put together the URL link appending the Variables.
URL = “http://localhost:82/image-sitemap-generator.aspx”

‘Open the HTTP request and pass the URL to the objRequest object
objRequest.open “POST”, URL , false

‘Send the HTML Request
objRequest.Send

‘Set the object to nothing
Set objRequest = Nothing

End Sub

You can find more detail from here for implementation of this:

http://weblogs.asp.net/steveschofield/archive/2006/09/28/Schedule-a-task-to-call-a-webpage-using-Task-scheduler_2E00_.aspx

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2 Responses to "Schedule a task to call a web page using Task scheduler in windows"

This didnt work for me…I just get errors. I took this info, pasted it in a textfile, and renamed it with the .vbs extenstion…Im on Win 7…any thoughts?

Brian,

Thanks for approaching me.
Well, this experiment went fine for me in windows XP machines + windows 2K3 server. I didnt try in win 7.

Will try and let you know.

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