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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 December, 2010

Moving to Google Aps…testing

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

It’s about time to replace the aging Exchange 2003 box. Rather than running my own system I’ve been looking at making the change over to Google Aps. The main reason for this is to eliminate one more system that I have to deal with as well as eliminate the 3rd party mail filter and just […]

Copy file and append date and time

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Recently set this up for someone and then had someone else looking to do the same thing about a week later. Figured it would be good to post it here for future reference. The first example adds just the date: The second example adds both the date and timestamp: Some reference: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/for.mspx?mfr=true http://stackoverflow.com/questions/203090/how-to-get-current-datetime-on-windows-command-line-in-a-suitable-format-for-usi

Thin client Setup notes HP t5740e

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

While setting up a new HP t5740e thin client for testing, I needed to install Adobe Reader. The problem was I kept getting the error that there was not enough room on the drive. There was still over 3GB remaining but the Temp drive (in My Computer > Advanced > Environment Variables) was setup to […]

Map Printer and Set to Default in Batch File

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

While setting up a new thin client system (HP t5740e) to test with I wanted to make things as easy on myself as possible when it came to the printers. I know we go through printers and have to change them out as they die…I didn’t want to have to log in to each system […]