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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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Tab key changing window focus

Posted by gygon on Monday, June 4th, 2012

This is one of those issues that if it had not happened to me and someone called to tell me they were having this problem, I’d probably think they were nuts! I use the tab key all the time to move between fields, so when it started switching the window focus, I started checking my keyboard to see if the ALT key was stuck as it was acting the same way Windows does when you press Alt-Tab.

After digging around, I found some posts that recommended pressing the keys:  ALT-0-0-9  (press and hotel the Alternate key, then press zero, zero nine.)

This fixed the problem and now back to normal. Not 100% sure if it was the cause but I had installed an updated VMware on the system so that may have been the cause.

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