Task Scheduler Calling Web APIs

Windows Task Scheduler can call Web APIs via powershell.  It requires Powershell 3.0.

powershell “Invoke-WebRequest http://xxxx.com/webservice/api/v1/Test/Version

C:>powershell "Invoke-WebRequest http://xxxx.com/webservice/api/v1/Test/Version"


StatusCode : 200
StatusDescription : OK
Content : {"Input":"Version()","StatusCode":200,"Message":nu
ll,"OutputData":"1.0.4808.26193","Errors":null}
RawContent : HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Pragma: no-cache
Content-Length: 106
Cache-Control: no-cache
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:44:24 GMT
Expires: -1
Server: Microsoft-IIS/...
Forms : {}
Headers : {[Pragma, no-cache], [Content-Length, 106],
[Cache-Control, no-cache], [Content-Type,
application/json; charset=utf-8]...}
Images : {}
InputFields : {}
Links : {}
ParsedHtml : mshtml.HTMLDocumentClass
RawContentLength : 106
 
One can simply create and run a scheduled task and use fiddler to verify that the web api call takes place.
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