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#1 mashti

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

Occasionally I need to ping a group of computers to make sure they are alive, in fact pinging is the first operation for many remote tasks: Active Directory cleaning, running scripts, discovery operations, WMI queries, installing applications and more.
I wrote a small tool based on PowerShell and windows forms, which can ping a list of computers and display the results in different columns.
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Creating a computer list
  • You can add computer names manually, by writing a computer name and pressing the + button.
    • You can use all the known keys (ENTER, DEL, CTRL + A, SHIFT + Arrows, …)
    • Posted Image Clears the list
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  • Creating a list with notepad :
    • Click "Open List" (at the bottom of the computer list window)
    • Type/paste your computer names
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    • Save the document
    • Click "Computer list" (right under "Load …") and your list will appear on screen
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  • Import Computer List from Active Directory
    • Press on the Active Directory TAB
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    • Optional: select an OU from the list to limit your AD Search (The default is/, the root of your domain).
      • Optional:Click the "Load OU List" to get the list from your Active Directory OUs
      • The default list contains Root Domain and Computers container
    • You can use the OS filter to limit the Search to a specific OS (* vista * = all vista computers)
      • Use the plus/minus buttons to Add/Remove new OS filters (the filter will be saved for later use)
    • Use the "limit Rows" to limit the number of searched records (Computers)
    • Press the ADD button to add the AD computers to your list.
Start Pinging
Just Posted Image Press the button. Use the "CANCEL" button to stop the ping process.


PING Results
After pressing the ' Ping ' classic "button you should be presented with the" Ping Result "TAB
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The ping result is divided into 4 categories
  • IsAlive – Displays a list of live computers (Computers that reply to the ping request)
  • NoPing – Displays a list of non reachable computers (Computers that did not reply to the ping request)
  • NoDns- Displays a list of computers which do not have a DNS record (Host Names that did not replay to ping request)
  • Other – Displays a list of computers that did not reply to the ping request for any other reason.
Posted Image You can double click on any category to see the list content in notepad

LOGGING
Select the "Action Log" TAB for more detailed log.
The log is saved on the local disk and you can reload it by pressing the "Logs" button (under the Load "…")
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Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.


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#2 mashti

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

Help
Move your mouse over any of the objects on screen in the status bar will display a brief explanation.
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Prerequisites

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD PING CLASSIC FROM HERE
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.


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#3 nohelp4u

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:46 AM

This is a nice utility which I might be able to leverage in mass deployments as a preflight check, however it would be great if you could add an option to export results in a csv file that will make it much easier to differentiate between the dead and alive machines…moreover it would be even more useful if it could be modified further to fetch required information from WMI for alive machines or status of a couple of services before deployment kick off.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 AM

great thanks

#5 svtkumar

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Anybody has the link for trainsignal windows 2008 server r2 powershell videos

Edited by svtkumar, 23 July 2012 - 02:28 AM.


#6 msftgeek

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

@svtkumar.. this is tehnical forum page, please redirect your questions to sharing forum page.

@Mashti: Great tool man, i am also in a process to create a WMI query tool using PS and windows form. :-)

#7 fangbian

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

View Postmashti, on 09 September 2011 - 05:45 PM, said:

Help
Move your mouse over any of the objects on screen in the status bar will display a brief explanation.
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Prerequisites
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD PING CLASSIC FROM HERE

Thank you very much for sharing.

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#8 azbitbsouza

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

thanks brother !

#9 exy

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:12 PM

Thanks You.

#10 area6stub

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:20 AM

Just downloaded this, quite nice. Thanks!

#11 LINUXADMIN

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:55 AM

Great tool




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