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I'd like to setup an ASP.NET page that performs some maintenance for a web application.

What is a simple method for making a web request to the URL for this maintenance page?

I typically use Windows Tasks for these things, but I don't know how to make a web request within Windows. (wget would work on Linux)

I could build an executable that performs the task, but I'd rather not have that dependency.

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It was hard to decide on serverfault or superuser for this one –  George W Bush Dec 3 '11 at 2:28

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There is wget for Windows here: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm

There is also wfetch for Windows here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=21625

I like wfetch and it is very good at doing HTTP Gets.

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