Here is quick script which connects to Active Directory, reads all computer accounts from Organization Unit (OU) indicated in script and then pings all computers found in that OU. It might be handy if all server accounts are located in one OU.
Some time ago I had to transfer SQL Server databases from remote retail locations to central system. At that time whol einfrastructure was operating on Microsoft SQL server 2000 and link in remote locations was 128kb/s ISDN. At that time I thought that the best idea will be backup database to local hard disk on SQL server, RAR it and FTP compressed backup of SQL database to headquater. It did work quite well. So, below is a script I scheduled to be run as part of scheduled job defined on SQL Server Agent.
Before script will be used few things have to be customized:
- location for database backups – @archive_path – default: F:\Backup
- location of WinRAR application – @archive_cmd – default: C:\Program Files\WinRAR
- IP address of FTP server – default: 192.168.10.120
- Username and password for FTP user – default: dbupload/password
- Folder on FTP server for backup upload – default: Site_Backup
As there might ba many remote sites uploading backups, each site can have different folder for data transfer.
Here is script to backup SQL Server database and trasfer backup to FTP server:
Script I used as computer statup script pushed via GPO. It renames local Administrator to Admin and sets password for Admin account to one specified in script.
Script changes description of My Computer icon to display Computer: ComputerName
Can be very handy when troubleshooting computer remotely when we require user to tell us name of the computer user works on.
Script works on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7.
Configuration snippet I use to enable SSH on Cisco 2811 ISR and Catalyst 3560, but it will work on all Cisco IOS devices with appropriate IOS image which allows SSH to be enabled (IOS which has k9 in image name contains crypto compnents which allow to enable SSH).