Tag Archives: check

Meltdown and Spectre – My update experiences on Windows

I’m intending to keep adding to this post as I find out new things and update more devices. This is primarily to aid me in tracking things I’ve done, what’s changed, and what’s still to do. Hopefully others might find … Continue reading

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Test your web access with PowerShell

I had a few issues yesterday with intermittent access to the internet. Some sites worked, others didn’t. The ones that didn’t work weren’t resolving via DNS, and the ones that did work didn’t always display correctly (presumably due to bits … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Check if a process is running and if not start it

Had a requirement to do this, and here’s what I came up with: if((Get-Process -Name notepad -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null){ .”C:\Windows\notepad.exe” } The thing that happens if the process we check for, could obviously be anything. You might want to … Continue reading

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PowerShell LDAP response time monitor

I recently had some issues with a system not getting very response times to LDAP queries sent to various Active Directory domain controllers. These were resolved via a combination of Windows Server 2003 Server Performance Advisor and the built in, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyser

Handy online utilities to check for issues. Can also help decypher SMTP headers. https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/

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PowerShell: QuickAddress Pro data expiry checker

QAS Pro (formerly QuickAddress Pro) is a database of addresses that allows you to do postcode lookups etc. Its database is updated every few months, and the databases have expiry dates built in – if you don’t keep the database … Continue reading

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Check if a registry value exists in VBScript

Simple function that returns true if the specified registry value exists, and False if it does not. Function regValueExists (key)       ‘This function checks if a registry value exists and returns True of False       On Error Resume Next       … Continue reading

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