Quick and Dirty Software Inventory with PsInfo and PowerShell

PsInfo is great for gathering asset information from Windows computers, both locally and remotely. PowerShell is great for automation and cleaning up output (among other things) as well as working with database driven data. The following examples show how to gather an itemized list of the installed software on remote machines, process the data, then…

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Automate E-Mail Alerts with Windows Vista

The Windows Task Scheduler as been completely re-written for Windows Vista to be a very powerful automation tool. The Task Scheduler now has the ability to launch tasks from a wide variety of useful triggers rather than being limited to the standard time based trigger. One of the most powerful triggers is the ‘On an event’ trigger and…

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