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PowerShell Ping Test

Posted by gygon on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Used this little script the other day for a basic network test to an access point I was testing. It just pings the device every 10 seconds (or whatever you set it at) and only outputs when there is an error and the time it occurred. Made for an easy way to leave this running over […]

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Using PowerShell to monitor a web server

Posted by gygon on Monday, November 14th, 2011

A couple years ago I posted about a PowerShell script that would read in a web page. I used that to setup a basic web site test to go through a list of web sites/servers and make sure they were up and running and email an alert if they were down or the size of […]

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Monitoring the Event Log with PowerShell

Posted by gygon on Saturday, March 21st, 2009

One of my goals with learning more about PowerShell is to be able to monitor the event logs on servers and notify me via email when certain events happen. The system I’m looking to monitor are not part of a domain, are in remote locations on isolated networks. Some of the main things I’m looking […]

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Archive for March, 2009

SecondRun.tv for Windows Media Center

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Just came across this extension for Windows Media Center called SecondRun.tv that looks really cool. We’ve been considering cutting out the cable service in the house and just going with the over the air tv and online shows and this makes that change one step closer. It allows you to select and watch content from […]

Custom Logon Screen in Windows 7

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Looks like Windows 7 is going to make it a little easier to modify the logon screen. I’ve always used one of the numerous tools out there to do this in the past but after reading a post on WithinWindows it looks like it’s going to be an easy change to do in Windows 7.

Google for Wallpaper

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Cool tip from Tekzilla the other day on searching for new desktop wallpaper. In Google Image search, enter: imagesize:1920×1200 <keyword> and you’ll get back images sized just for you.

Monitoring the Event Log with PowerShell

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

One of my goals with learning more about PowerShell is to be able to monitor the event logs on servers and notify me via email when certain events happen. The system I’m looking to monitor are not part of a domain, are in remote locations on isolated networks. Some of the main things I’m looking […]

PowerBoots for PowerShell

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Came across a post today on an introduction to PowerBoots. WOW! I’m already thinking of more stuff I can automate to make my life (and some others in the office) a lot easier. Definitely need to learn more PowerShell & Boots!

Email a web page through PowerShell

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

On a hosted web based app, I needed to go to a page every day to kick off a process. Nothing needed to be done on the page other than to open it and it would do it’s daily stuff. Easy, but a pain to have to do every day. And even more so on […]

Samsung SSD System

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

This is definitely better than the typical marketing ads for a computer hard drive. Makes me wonder how the SSD drives work in the new netbooks…looking forward to getting one to try it out.

Grid Junction 1.4

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

If you have a Windows Home Server connected to a UPS, this is one great little app to have. Grid Junction recently released version 1.4 with some new features and little tweaks. I have to give credit to the creators, this is a solid app that does what it needs and does it well!

ecofont – Less is more

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Thought this was a pretty cool way to conserve a little. Granted most printers have an eco mode that you can use this is another option. ecofont is a font that prints with tiny little circles in the letters of no ink to help cut down on toner. Not sure if it actually lives up […]

PowerShell ExecutionPolicy

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Was recently talking about starting a do it yourself system monitoring script using PowerShell and the one thing that I remember running into when I first started playing with PowerShell is the Execution Policy. In order to have scripts run correctly this may need to be changed (unless you’re signing your scripts.) Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned And […]