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Sharepoint Warmup Script

It is useful to warm up a site after app pool recycling or after a site creation in development environments. I found a very simple script which I made even simpler:

$url = "http://takana"
$wc = new-object net.webclient
$wc.credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials
$wc.DownloadString($url) | out-null

For more sophisticated warmups Wahid Salemi provided an interisting script to warm up your Sharepoint.

By the way. Let us save it as a powershell function. Take a look at sharepointryan’s functions. Let’s create a proper function of that:

function WarmUp-Site {
	Use this PowerShell script warm up a site.
	This PowerShell script uses net.webclient class to download the page and trigger warmup.
        WarmUp-Site -url http://intranet
	This example warms up http://intranet site.
	Name: WarmUp-Site
	Author: Anatoly Mironov
	Last Edit: 2012-01-25
	Keywords: Warmup, Site
#Requires -Version 2.0
[string]$url=(Read-Host "Please provide a site url (Examples: http://intranet)")
	$wc = new-object net.webclient
	$wc.credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials
	$wc.DownloadString($url) | out-null

One response to “Sharepoint Warmup Script

  1. Pingback: SP Warm-up « RaSor's Tech Blog

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