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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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Thin client Setup notes HP t5740e

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 […]

Map Printer and Set to Default in Batch File

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

While setting up a new thin client system (HP t5740e) to test with I wanted to make things as easy on myself as possible when it came to the printers. I know we go through printers and have to change them out as they die…I didn’t want to have to log in to each system […]

AT&T Uverse

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Made the switch today over to Uverse (the Voice, TV, and Internet service from AT&T.) After reading what I could find on it I wasn’t sure what the installer would want to do to setup at our house so rather than trying to pre-run wire, I just setup conduit through the attic to where I […]

Custom iPhone Ringtones

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Found a step by step guide on how to create ringtones for the iPhone from your own audio files and wanted to make sure I could find it again so here are the steps: 1. Listen to the song you want to make into a ring-tone and note the start & stop times of the […]

Google for Wallpaper

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Cool tip from Tekzilla the other day on searching for new desktop wallpaper. In Google Image search, enter: imagesize:1920×1200 <keyword> and you’ll get back images sized just for you.