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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Recover Offline Files and Folders for Vista / Win 7

Posted by gygon on Friday, November 4th, 2011

After moving over several systems from an old SBS2003 domain to a new SBS2011 Essentials server, one user noticed that there were several files missing from their documents. To be more accurate, the files were there but they were very old versions of the file, not the current one they had been working on.

After checking the server and the workstation, no other versions of the file were found. Since the old domain used to redirect the “My Documents” folder to the server and use Offline Files, I figured the current version was probably in the offline files on the computer and had never re-synced with the server when the migration was done.

Getting access to this was easy using a Ubuntu live CD to boot up Ubuntu without installing on the workstation. This gives you access to the drive…you can then go to the \Windows\CSC folder and drill down to the domain & username you want to get the files for. Then just copy the files out to another folder on the drive. Reboot back into Windows and you have access to all the files from the Offline files cache.

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