The Multifunctioning DBA:

System Administration


August 18, 2009  5:47 PM

Find how many files of any extension are in a folder

Posted by: Colin Smith
One Liners, Powershell, Powershell Tips, Scripting, System Administration

Recently I needed to find out if I had any files of a certain extension in a particular folder and if so how many. With Powershell this is no problem at all. Say I was looking for a count of .ps1 files in the directory.

April 30, 2009  9:15 PM

Powershell Ping (Cont)

Posted by: Colin Smith
Database, Database Administration, Monitoring, Ping, Powershell, SQL Server, System Administration

Earlier this month I posted about SQL Ping Servers Script that I was working on to notify different groups if a server was down or just SQL Server was down or just the agent was down. Well here is the next part....

March 30, 2009  9:57 PM


Posted by: Colin Smith
Active Directory, Database Administration, Linux, Powershell, Scripting, System Administration, Unix, Windows, Windows Administration

So I have people ask me all the time how I can get so much done in a day. I have to be honest with you, I do not really do that much. This is because I write scripts to do anything and everything for me if I have to do it more than once I script it. If I think something...


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