Category Archives: Scripting

How to Add Hebrew to Powershell or Command (CMD) Console

Hi SysAdmins

Did you ever ran into a situation where you need to add a foreign language to the powershell or Command console? let’s say for script output purpose.

It seems that the process of adding Non-Latin characters is not widely documented.

In this example I will demonstrate how to add Hebrew writing to Powershell. This will also affect the Command (CMD) console.

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How to find the system uptime in Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008

Hi SysAdmins

It is very useful to know how many days are your system up and online. Especialy in windows OS.

There are several ways to find the system uptime in Windows XP and above:

Using Systeminfo command:

This command-line utility shows the time that the system was booted and its running time.

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Killing a stuck Windows Service

Hi

I guess all of us met the phenomenon when a service refuses to stop and stuck on “Stopping” status.

well, there is a remedy to this by following this short procedure:

1. Identify the PID of the rogue service. open cmd and type: sc queryex

you will receive a long list of available services. you can also type sc queryex > c:\ServiceList.txt to send the output to a text file.

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How to get a remote servers’ TCP/IP configuration: IP, DNS, GW via PowerShell

Hi

When you need to know the DNS configurations of a remote machine without logging in to that machine.  Using a script that can do the job on remote computers is the answer.

There are some very good Ebooks online that can teach you how to do this.

This nice Powershell script will do the work. The source I found on this web site and changed it for my needs.

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Monitoring memory usage with powershell

Hi

Recently I discovered that some of my managed servers has a memory leak.

to find which of the 300+ servers are running out of memory,

I wrote a simple and useful Powershell script.

You can use this as a template and add more hardware or software sampling with the correct WMI classes.

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Pinging multiple devices with powershell using the Test-Connection cmdlet

If  you need to ping a list of computers or servers,

use this simple Powershell script that reads the list of host names from a .txt file (serverlist.txt file).

It uses the Test-Connection cmdlet to check for the remote computer status.

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