Building A Computer Reporting Script With Powershell

One of the most common tasks many system administrators have to do is keep track of all the systems in their environment. With virtual machine (VM) sprawl being a thing now, and with multiple teams bringing up servers left and right, it’s sometimes hard for a sysadmin just to keep track of what’s out there.

If she doesn’t have an accurate gauge of how many systems are online and the kinds of resources they are consuming, she cannot make good decisions. This is why it’s important to come up with a way to stay on top of your environment. One way to do this is with PowerShell. Since PowerShell has built-in capabilities to reach out and gather all kinds of information about each system, it’s the perfect product to build a tool to make this happen in your environment.

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Adam Bertram

Chief Automator at Adam the Automator, LLC
Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.

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