Easy SharePoint 2010 warmup Script using PowerShell

This idea comes from Kirk Hofer’s blog, but modfied to use the SharePoint 2010 powershell commandlets and not care about specifying credentials in the script. I figured most people would just keep using the credentials specified in their scheduled task. The script loads the SharePoint plugin, enumerates the zones, and sends a request to each one.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell;

function Get-WebPage([string]$url) {
    $wc = new-object net.webclient;
    $wc.credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials;
    $pageContents = $wc.DownloadString($url);
    return $pageContents;

Get-SPAlternateUrl -Zone Default | foreach-object { write-host $_.IncomingUrl; $html = Get-WebPage -url $_.IncomingUrl; }