Participation Node Interaction

I am running a participation node on a windows machine. I have been interacting with the node via command line tools.

Is this the best way? If not, what is the best way to interact with the node from a windows machine?

Thanks in advance

If you want to participate, command line is definitely the simplest option (command goal).

If you want to use your node to make transactions and write a dApp, then you should consider using SDK.