Operational Testing for Antivirus: Validating Symantec Endpoint Protection with Pester
This post contains an operational validation test for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) using the Pester testing framework module with Powershell. It performs a few basic checks to ensure SEP is running and healthy. It is intended as a starting point and could be developed further. Your individual requirements will likely…
Getting started with Pester (for operational testing)
This is a guide for anyone new to the Pester testing framework module for Powershell who would like to learn how Pester works in order to maintain or create Pester test scripts that are used for operational testing. What is Pester? Pester is an open source testing framework for Powershell.…
Getting started with Powershell
This post is a list of resources and tips to help anyone new to Windows Powershell in getting started with the language. If Powershell is completely new to you, I recommend you review all of the listed resources. If you find other great resources along the way, please feel free…
Cleaning up paused devices from PRTG with Powershell
One of our AWS based products uses auto-scaling and when new instances are deployed a script automatically creates sensors for them in PRTG (our monitoring tool). When the instances are scaled down/terminated there is not a script that automatically removes them from PRTG (in part so that we can…
Using Test-NetConnection to diagnose network connectivity
Powershell version 4 and Windows 8.1 / 2012 R2 introduced the Test-NetConnection command as a tool for performing network connectivity tests with Powershell. Test-NetConnection allows you to perform ping, traceroute and TCP port tests and from Windows 10 and Server 2016 onward introduces the ability to do "Diagnose Routing" tests…