PowerShell 101: How To Run a PowerShell Script

As an IT professional, there is no way to avoid repetitive, mundane tasks. You might have to monitor the service on a server that is growing out of control because of a memory leak. Perhaps you have important reports that must be emailed to your boss every morning before he goes to work. It doesn’t matter what, it can get tedious very quickly.
It would be great if you could automate some of these tasks. It’s high time you learn how to use PowerShell, Microsoft’s scripting language.
Let’s take a look below at a PowerShell example script:
Check if your computer is online
To connect to it remotely, initiate a session
This output shows us whether our script was successful.
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Here is the script you can use to follow this tutorial. Simply copy the script and paste it in the Windows PowerShellISE.

1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041<# Step 1.SYNOPSISTests a machine's connectivity and remoting.DESCRIPTIONTests a machine's connectivity using ping and remoting capabilities using PSSession.PARAMETER ComputerNameName of the computer that you want to run the command against.EXAMPLETest-Remote -ComputerName DCNUGGET.EXAMPLETest-Remote#> # Step 2# parametersparam ($ComputerName = “localhost”) #Step 3#test connectivity via ping, returns true/falsefunction CanPing { $response = Test-Connection $ComputerName -Quiet -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue if (!$response) {write-host “Ping failed: $ComputerName. “; return $false else “; return $false other write-host “Ping succeeded $ComputerName; span style=”color; font-weight; bold;”