PowerShell Tip of the Week: File browser

Today’s tip will be about file browser in PowerShell. Its a nice feature where you can just select the server list instead of writing path inside the code. File browser To select the file we’re gonna use System.Windows.Forms. The System.Windows.Forms namespace contains classes for creating Windows-based applications that take full advantage of the rich user interface features available in the Microsoft Windows operating system. For more information please visit technet …

PowerShell one-liner: Test connectivity

In this one-liner series I would like to show you several ways to test connectivity. There are lots of methods and basic commands to check network connection like ping, telnet, tracert etc. However it this post you will find out how to combine other PowerShell commands into one-liner script. Most common PowerShell command is Test-Connection which returns basically the same output as Ping. To use it for a bunch of …

PowerShell function – check failed ping status (Request timed out)

There was often situation where I had to ping some server for specific time. This is why I created Get-Ping function where you can specify for how many minutes server will be pinged. At the end you will have full results in pop-up window. In this function I just used simple ping command where I’ve searched lines with status names: One of function parameters is $Minutes. It will be used …