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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Sharing Printer between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows

Posted by gygon on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Ran into this the other day when trying to share an old printer connected to a 32-bit version of Windows Vista to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 where there were it wouldn’t connect. Found this little trick and worked easily enough.

  1. Share the printer on the computer it is attached to as normal.
  2. On the other/remote computer, add a LOCAL (yes, local) printer and choose to create a NEW local port
  3. Use \\CompName\SharedPrinter for the portname, where CompName is the network name of the computer and SharedPrinter is the name of the shared printer.
  4. Now select the driver as normal and you should be good to go.

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