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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Get Your Geek ON is a term my wife coined a few years back whenever I would be going to do something on the computer. It’s become common to hear these days so I’m not going to say she was either the first or the only person to think of it but that is where the inspiration for this site comes from.


I wanted to have a site that I could post tech related items that wasn’t the corporate blog so I didn’t have to worry about things “fitting in” or being SEO related or anything else. This site is mainly designed as a reference for me to look back at or refer others to rather than sending out the same email over and over.



I consider myself an IT professional as that is my job. As such, I hack things together to keep everything working for as little cost as possible. So while I may post PoSh scripts or others here I do not consider myself a developer by any means…just trying to make stuff work.


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