Monitor WUInstall status in Nagios XI

I recently wrote about checking the last success time of Windows Update and reporting this to Nagios (http://wp.me/p15Mdc-mj). Now what happens if you do not use Windows Update as your patch management solution. In my case I have been managing the installation of updates using WUInstall (http://www.wuinstall.com). When my updates are installed the registry is … More Monitor WUInstall status in Nagios XI

Enabling WinRM service using Group Policy

In order to remote manage your remote computers using Windows Powershell, there is a requirement to enable the WinRM service on each target. This may be enabled by browsing to the below group policy setting path and enabling ‘Allow automatic configuration of listeners: Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Remote Management (WinRM)/WinRM Service You may restrict the … More Enabling WinRM service using Group Policy

Automating the simulation of random memory workloads using TestLimit utility with Powershell

I was recently looking at simulating memory usage across a number of VMs where the utilisation pattern, time duration of the memory load and idle time between workloads would be random. I was looking at using the Sysinternals TestLimt utility to achieve this by invoking a leak and touch memory to simulate resource usage. As I … More Automating the simulation of random memory workloads using TestLimit utility with Powershell