certificate

PowerShell Tip of the Week: Get certificate remotely

Get certificate details from remote machines. In this post I wanted to share simple script which check certificates expiration date. Get certificate details To get certificates details we can use Get-ChildItem command and provide cert path Cert:\LocalMachine\My. In this example I was looking for certificates which subject contains my computer name: As you can see above we get Thumbprint and Subject properties as default. In this case expiration date is …

Event ID's

PowerShell Tip of the Week: Query multiple event ID’s remotely

In my daily work I often need to look for specific event ID’s on all computers. As my environmnet contains mostly server core machines I always use PowerShell script for checking that. Multiple event ID’s Get-WinEvent cmdlet gets events from event logs, including classic logs, such as the System and Application logs, and the event logs that are generated by the Windows Event Log technology.  It also allows you to …

Get-Process

Get process remotely including username using PowerShell

In today’s article I would like to describe how to get process remotelty used by some specific username. Most of PowerShell admins are familiar with this command but no all knows its paramter called IncludeUserName. Recently I had to check processes under some username on bunch of servers. Below you can find few helpful examples. Get process locally Get all processes for some specific user is not difficult. Paramter -IncludeUserName …

Test URL on Server Core machines using PowerShell

Recently I had to test URL on server core machines. I created simple scripts to generate report with just basic information like status code and content. Below you can find short description how to check http and https URLs. Test URL For checking http URL I used Invoke-WebRequest command. Unfortunately when I run it localy on server core machine it returned me an error: Error message: The response content cannot …

ADFS_product_version

Get ADFS product version using PowerShell

In this short arcticle you’re gonna find out how to check ADFS product version on multiple remote servers. Recently I had to scan my environment for auditing purpose. One of the tasks was to compare ADFS service product version. ADFS product version To check it on single machine we can use Get-Item cmdlet: It getting a little bit more complicated if you have plenty of severs and they are Server …

free disk space

Get free disk space from remote computers

One of the things that you have to monitor in your environment is free disk space. In this short article I want to share with you some code lines which help to create disk report. Free disk space Script is based on Get-WmiObject cmdlet which gets instances of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes or information about the available WMI classes. For more information please refer to Microsoft docs page. Script …

PowerShell Tip of the Week: Building your first chart report

Today’s short tip will be about building your first chart report. You can find several articles on our blog about memory utilization. This time you will learn how to get results in columns chart. Chart report As some of you already know PowerShell allows you to create charts and graphs. To do this we need to use .Net classes. The System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.Charting namespace contains methods and properties for the Chart Windows …

Update XML file remotely using PowerShell

Updating XML file is pretty simple. The more difficult part is to do this remotely and create nice formatted output. In this article I will try to explain how to do this in simple way. Updating XML file Lets say that structure of our Web.Config XML file will look like this and we want to check value from Encryption key: Configuration -> AdfsConfiguration -> Certificate -> Add To import file …

Use PowerShell to format port query (PortQry) output

Recently I had to check connectivity to several servers on some specific ports using PortQry. As some of you already know this command will return some kind of the connectivity test report. I wanted to convert this into nice formatted table. Port Query Port Query – Display the status of TCP and UDP ports, troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity and security, return LDAP base query info, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 status, enumerate SQL …

PowerShell Tip of the Week: Get-Service example

Starting from today we will add also short articles with simple PowerShell examples once per week. Below you can find how to use Get-Service command against several servers and get nice formatted output. Get-Service The Get-Service cmdlet gets objects that represent the services on a local computer or on a remote computer, including running and stopped services. In this example we will limit our query to 4 properties: – MachineName …