I'd like to send HTTP requests using the Windows Task Scheduler. In UNIX cron jobs, I can do that using

wget http://www.google.com -O /dev/null

How to do the same on a Windows Server?

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You can download a windows version of wget. Create a batch file, if you need more processing:

@echo off
wget http://www.google.com -O nul
rem do something else, if needed

In your Task, simply call this batch file.


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