Control management pack updates between MS OMS and Operations Manager

Summary: Learn how to disable automatic management pack updates from MS OMS to Operations Manager and limit updates to a specific time window. Hi all, Brian Wren here. I usually spend my time writing documentation for TechNet and Azure.com, but I’ve been hearing about an issue from a few customers that I wanted to address. We’re…


Use PowerShell to Monitor Specific Process Creation

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to monitor for the creation of specific processes. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning it is beginning to look like autumn. Who knows, it may become really hot and humid over the weekend, but today I can delude myself into hearing…


Use PowerShell to Start Random Processes at Random Times

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create random processes at random times.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to start a process that I pick randomly from a list. I would like these processes to start at random times so I can test my monitoring application. Is this something Windows…

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Use PowerShell to Start a Process at Random Times

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to start a process at random intervals.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a rather unusual request. I am testing a new monitoring application, and I need a script that will start processes at random intervals so I can check the effectiveness of the solution….


The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 1

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to collect data for capacity planning.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning for my servers and was wondering how I can use Windows…


Use the PowerShell Best Practices Module to Configure Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Best Practices module to audit configuration of servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, tonight is the Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group. We are doing a mini version of the Scripting Games, and so if you are in the area, you…


Use PowerShell to Identify Port Connections in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to identify port connections in Windows 8.  Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There are only twenty-three days until Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. In fact, as far as I know, we have even had our last organizational meeting. The Scripting…


Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Collect Processor Information?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in using Windows PowerShell to collect processor information, but I do not need to see the raw data. I would rather see calculated results such as the maximum, minimum, and average processor utilization. I know I can do this, but that seems like writing a lot of math formulas,…

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