Joseph Michael Pesch
VP Programming

Windows Task Scheduler Create Web Request (Web Site Keep Alive)

by 26. March 2016 18:09

Add Windows Schedule and from the "Actions" tab, select "Start a program" dropdown and enter "powershell" (without the quotes) in the "Program/script:" text box then enter a command like the one below in the "arguments" text box:

-Command "Get-Date > c:\pathToLogFile.txt; $req = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create(\"http://url\"); $res = $req.GetResponse(); $str = $res.GetResponseStream(); $rdr = new-object System.IO.StreamReader $str; $dat = $rdr.ReadToEnd(); $dat >> c:\pathToLogFile.txt; Get-Date >> c:\pathToLogFile.txt;"

Powershell HTTP Request

$r = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create("http://url/")
$resp = $r.GetResponse()
$reqstream = $resp.GetResponseStream()
$sr = new-object System.IO.StreamReader $reqstream
$result = $sr.ReadToEnd()
write-host $result

Username and passwords
$creds = new-object System.Net.NetworkCredential "username", "password"
$uri = mew-object System.Uri "http://url/"
$credcache = new-object System.Net.CredentialCache
$credcache.Add($uri, "Basic", $creds)
$webrequestobject.Credentials = $credcache

One Liner Version
Powershell -Command "$r = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create('http://url/'); $resp = $r.GetResponse(); $respstream = $resp.GetResponseStream(); $sr =
new-object System.IO.StreamReader $respstream; $result = $sr.ReadToEnd(); write
-host $result"



Open PDF in Sharepoint 2010

by 16. July 2012 17:02

We added an editable PDF document to our Sharepoint 2010 site; however, under the sites default settings it forced the user to save the document (i.e. it would not open the document directly from the site).  Below is a PowerShell script that will add the PDF MIME type to the list of allowable inline download types.  NOTE: Save the script with .PS1 extension to run in PowerShell.

$webapp = Get-SPWebApplication http://sharepointsitehere
If ($webapp.AllowedInlineDownloadedMimeTypes -notcontains "application/pdf")
  Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "Adding Pdf MIME Type..."
  Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "Added and saved."
  Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "Pdf MIME type is already added."


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