Remote PowerShell Administration

Remote server administration empowers SysKit Monitor users with complete control over remote servers.

Remote server administration

Use PowerShell administration scripts to manage servers remotely from a single console. Scripts can be written by you or imported from us, and then executed simultaneously on selected remote servers. This is great if you patch your servers manually rather than automatically. You can copy all the update binaries on all the servers, execute the update process, and receive a report if the update process was successful.

All executed PowerShell commands on the remote servers will offer feedback in the form of execution results.

PowerShell execution output log

SysKit Monitor provides you with reports on all executed PowerShell scripts. This enables you to audit your PowerShell execution logs and spot if certain scripts didn’t execute correctly and why. All PowerShell reports can be exported to Excel or PDF for when you need to document all virtual machines and their VMM checkpoints, for example.
Set up a trigger to automatically execute PowerShell scripts at a certain time.

Automate and schedule PowerShell execution

For each PowerShell command you intend to execute on servers, you can define on which servers to run it on, at what time, and the time between two runs. This way you can set up scripts to continuously run on specific servers at selected intervals to, for example, check if your SharePoint servers are responsive, and control web app or site collection.
Receive real-time alerts if specified output is returned from executing the PowerShell script.

Configure PowerShell alerts

SysKit Monitor can be configured to send alerts if the specific output—such as status code, URL, or some other data—is returned after PowerShell execution. For example, you can create a script that pings SharePoint site latency and availability every fifteen minutes, and SysKit Monitor will alert you if one of those values indicates SharePoint site problems.

Import-ready for SysKit Monitor, we provide you with tested PowerShell scripts covering basic reporting tasks on:

  • Active Directory
  • Group Policy
  • IIS
  • Network
  • Virtual Machines

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