Check Windows Services statuses using Powershell

PowerShell is a great and essential “scripting” (the scripting is just one of the many things this language can do) tool. It not only helps save you time, it also provides greater flexibility to execute repeated tasks manually or via scheduled tasks. Almost all Windows roles and features ship with PowerShell cmdlets. Once of the most common tasks, specially on server machines, is to check regularly the status of a specific service. Read More …

SQL Server – Performance Best Practices

Talking about SQL Server optimization, query tuning is often the fastest way to accelerate SQL Server performance. Most often system-level Read More …

Monitoring HDD health on Linux (smartmontools)

S.M.A.R.T., that means “Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology”, is a system in modern hard drives designed to report conditions that Read More …