launching a random website from the command line

"start" launches a website from the command line. What should I do to launch a randomly selected website from a predefined pool?
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bare-bones, probably better ways to accomplish if your predefined pool is rather large...

REM change the %%3 to the total number of sites in pool
set /a url=%RANDOM% %%3
goto %url%
goto end
goto end
goto end
rem create new label, start, goto end lines for additional sites
goto end

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Liam SomervilleSenior Security ConsultantCommented:
This might be your ticket. I've modified it a bit for you. You'll need a "websites.txt" file containing your sites:

$Sites = Get-Content C:\websites.txt

$hash = @{}

foreach ($Site in $Sites)
    $hash.add($u,(Get-Random -Maximum $Sites.count))
} #end foreach

$PickedSite = $hash.GetEnumerator() | Sort-Object -Property value | Select-Object -First 1

start $PickedSite

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I haven't tested this. Let me know if it works.
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