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 …

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 …

SQL Server memory performance metrics and bottlenecks

Let’s begin saying that monitoring any system is strongly recommended in an IT infrastructure, and for data analysis and good Read More …

See PC startup and shutdown history in Windows

There are times when a user wants to know the startup and shutdown history of a computer. Mostly, system administrators Read More …