Are you ever in need of a list with all the new and recent DVD/Blu-Ray releases? Well I was, and yeah, I can go to IMDB to check it out, but I’m extremely lazy and figured I would try to PowerShell my way to the data. Wasn’t very difficult, take a look for yourself.
There are so many good reasons to keep track of files & folders, how much space they’re taking up, when the last one was created, the list can go on and on.
We’ve all had to investigate windows service status at some point or another. There are many ways of doing this, but this is what works best for me, maybe you should try it.
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I created this because the need arose to collect process information for some windows services. Using the process ID alone wouldn’t work because it would change any time the service was restarted and in order to collect enough data for trending purposes, I needed to find a different approach.
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Problems with DNS can sometimes go undetected because they’re not the easiest to detect. I ran into a scenario where servers were “falling out of DNS” a term coined by a systems guy I’m sure. Either way, by all means a server in this state appears to be ok, other than the fact that you can’t connect to it via its FQDN.
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This script is pretty dope and will let you know how much space you have remaining on every local disk it finds. You could tweak it to check on space for other types of drives easily enough.
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I used to configure monitoring of services that were explicitly requested but unfortunately sometimes critical services are missed because people forget how things really work.
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You have an awesome application that requires a windows service to run using a service account and for some reason the account was locked out. Not a biggie right? Simply unlock the account and get on with your bad self. The part that sucked was troubleshooting the issue to realize that was the problem to begin with.
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