Get Network Computers Uptime using Powershell

The problem Computers just need to be rebooted.  Its a simple fact.  If you manage a lot of computers, keeping track of the last time a reboot happened may be an issue.  Here’s a down and dirty script to get Continue reading Get Network Computers Uptime using Powershell

Process and restart your Windows DNS servers with a batch file.

If you are like me and have multiple Windows DNS servers to manage, you find that it gets tiresome to constantly update, clear the cache and restart the DNS Server service.  Scripting to the Rescue! Here is a batch file Continue reading Process and restart your Windows DNS servers with a batch file.

Backup via Batch with no 3rd party software

Here was my challenge. I need a temporary backup solution that does not use any 3rd party tools and will give a backup of the past X days (14 in my case). This solution must not be a resource hog. Continue reading Backup via Batch with no 3rd party software

Batch file to Suspend, Backup and Start a VM under VMWare workstation

To backup a VM running under VMware Workstation, you have to manually shutdown or suspend the VM, manually run a backup and then manually restart the VM. I hate manual labor! So I set out to fix the problem the best Continue reading Batch file to Suspend, Backup and Start a VM under VMWare workstation

Batch script to restart IIS services. Can be modified for other purposes.

If you have ever had a server that is has difficulty with the iisreset command, this may help.  In my testing it works on everything from Windows 2000 to 2008R2.  Your mileage may vary. We use this to automate resets on a Continue reading Batch script to restart IIS services. Can be modified for other purposes.