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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Thin client Setup notes HP t5740e

Posted by gygon on 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 point to a ram-drive that only had about 15MB free. Solution is to change this to the hard drive, run the install, then change it back. I’m sure I’ll run into this again and will forget what the issue was.

The other item that I like so far but took a few minutes to figure out is the endpoint security tool that is installed on the system by default. It blocks most traffic in and out of the system. Needed to put in some exception rules to allow our LOB apps to run.

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