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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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Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Location Aware Printing in Win7

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

A cool feature in Windows 7 is location aware printing to allow your laptop to automatically choose the default printer based on the network your connected to. The instructions below are from the Microsoft Springboard Series To setup location aware printing: Click the Start menu and then click Devices & Printers Under Printers and Faxes, […]

Windows Server 2008 Easy Print

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

:: UPDATE After the 120 days the server stopped responding to Remote Desktop. I got in touch with the support rep and it looks like even after repeatedly questioning the fact that I’m not acutally running a Terminal Server and being told not to worry, he mis-understood. I removed the Terminal Services role, rebooted and […]

Windows 7 Driver Recovery

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I had the first issue I’ve seen so far with Windows 7 today, actually it was the new beta NVidea driver that I’m running. While in the middle of working my screen blanked out..just as I started muttering the slew of curses it came back online and the little balloon popped up saying there was […]

Windows 7 RC

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I decided to try out the new Windows 7 RC on a Asus EeePC 1000HE netbook. After setting up a USB flash drive to boot from, the install went smooth. The Ethernet driver is actually included in the RC where it wasn’t in the Beta…still have one driver missing but haven’t looked to see what […]

Developer Tools in IE8

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Found a cool new feature in IE 8, the developer tools make a nice improvement. Press F12 to bring up the developer tools to work with HTML, CSS and scripts on the site to make real-time changes (view only.) Definitely a nice plus.

Windows Server 2008 Foundation

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Talk about a stealth launch from Microsoft, the release of Windows Server 2008 Foundation was practically missed by most of the MS Partners in this area. While going through a Microsoft presentation from J.J. at the Palm Beach IT Association meeting the only person who had heard about it thought it was an April Fools […]

Portable Ubuntu

Monday, April 6th, 2009

There was a post on Lifehacker the other day about Portable Ubuntu for Windows which lets you run Ubuntu within Windows! So you can still be in Windows and have access to apps within Ubuntu….without even needing to install. It runs self-contained and can even be run from a thumb drive.

SecondRun.tv for Windows Media Center

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Just came across this extension for Windows Media Center called SecondRun.tv that looks really cool. We’ve been considering cutting out the cable service in the house and just going with the over the air tv and online shows and this makes that change one step closer. It allows you to select and watch content from […]

Custom Logon Screen in Windows 7

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Looks like Windows 7 is going to make it a little easier to modify the logon screen. I’ve always used one of the numerous tools out there to do this in the past but after reading a post on WithinWindows it looks like it’s going to be an easy change to do in Windows 7.