PowerShell

You can use PowerShell and Windows Task Scheduler to automate various tasks on a Windows system. From within a PowerShell script, it is also easy to ping ztn.sh healthchecks.

Here is a simple PowerShell script that pings ztn.sh healthchecks. When scheduled to run with Task Scheduler, it will send regular "I'm alive" messages. Of course, you can extend it to do more things.

# Save this in a file with a .ps1 extension, e.g. C:\Scripts\healthchecks.ps1
# The command to run it:
#     powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy bypass -File C:\Scripts\healthchecks.ps1
#
Invoke-RestMethod https://ping.ztn.sh/your-uuid-here

You can send additional diagnostic information in HTTP POST requests:

Invoke-RestMethod -Uri https://ping.ztn.sh/your-uuid-here -Method Post -Body "temperature=-7"

For other parameters you can use in the Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet, see the official Invoke-RestMethod documentation.

As an alternative to putting the script in a .ps1 file, you can also pass it to PowerShell directly, using the "-Command" argument:

# Pass the command to PowerShell directly:
powershell.exe -Command "&{Invoke-RestMethod https://ping.ztn.sh/your-uuid-here}"