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September 2, 2015 at 6:05 am

get-adcomputer -filter * -Property * | select name,dnshostname,operatingsystem,operatingsystemservicepack,ipv4address,lastlogondate,logoncount |sort lastlogondate -Descending

I run this, then convert to html.

What I want to do and don't really know where to start, Is I would like to ping the ipv4 address and append the results on the table. Can I do this? or rather where do I start?

Thanks in advance!

September 2, 2015 at 6:29 am

You could create a calculated property using your select object

get-adcomputer * -Property * | Select-Object name,dnshostname,operatingsystem,operatingsystemservicepack,ipv4address,lastlogondate,logoncount, @{label = "PingResults"; Expression = {Ping $_.ipv4address}} |sort lastlogondate -Descending

That is assuming you are specific about using "ping". You can also use the powershell test-connection cmdlet.

get-adcomputer * -Property * | Select-Object name,dnshostname,operatingsystem,operatingsystemservicepack,ipv4address,lastlogondate,logoncount, @{label = "PingResults"; Expression = {Test-Connection $_.ipv4address}} |sort lastlogondate -Descending

September 2, 2015 at 6:38 am

Ok thanks alot brother!

But how do i trim the results to just show the latency or is it better do tnc -informationlevel quiet

Or is it possible to trim the results of the tnc command to show the latency ?

September 2, 2015 at 6:43 am

Running it with TNC -informationlevel quiet gives me the desired results, Thanks again. But just wondering if I wanted to select certain outputs of the TNC to just show the latency how would I do this? If it is possible?

September 2, 2015 at 6:52 am

The Test-Connection cmdlet returns objects for each ping result. You can simply pipe that into a select statement and pick out the properties you want to keep

PSComputerName : Workstation1
IPV4Address :
IPV6Address :
__GENUS : 2
__CLASS : Win32_PingStatus
__DYNASTY : Win32_PingStatus
__RELPATH : Win32_PingStatus.Address="",BufferSize=32,NoFragmentation=FALSE,RecordRoute=0,R
__SERVER : Workstation1
__NAMESPACE : root\cimv2
__PATH : \\Workstation1\root\cimv2:Win32_PingStatus.Address="",BufferSize=32,NoFragmenta
Address :
BufferSize : 32
NoFragmentation : False
PrimaryAddressResolutionStatus : 0
ProtocolAddress :
ProtocolAddressResolved :
RecordRoute : 0
ReplyInconsistency : False
ReplySize : 32
ResolveAddressNames : False
ResponseTime : 30
ResponseTimeToLive : 49
RouteRecord :
RouteRecordResolved :
SourceRoute :
SourceRouteType : 0
StatusCode : 0
Timeout : 4000
TimeStampRecord :
TimeStampRecordAddress :
TimeStampRecordAddressResolved :
TimestampRoute : 0
TimeToLive : 80
TypeofService : 0
Scope : System.Management.ManagementScope
Path : \\Workstation1\root\cimv2:Win32_PingStatus.Address="",BufferSize=32,NoFragmenta
Options : System.Management.ObjectGetOptions
ClassPath : \\Workstation1\root\cimv2:Win32_PingStatus
Properties : {Address, BufferSize, NoFragmentation, PrimaryAddressResolutionStatus...}
SystemProperties : {__GENUS, __CLASS, __SUPERCLASS, __DYNASTY...}
Qualifiers : {dynamic, provider}
Site :
Container :


get-adcomputer * -Property * | Select-Object name,dnshostname,operatingsystem,operatingsystemservicepack,ipv4address,lastlogondate,logoncount, @{label = "PingResults"; Expression = {Test-Connection $_.ipv4address | Select-Object ResponseTime}} |sort lastlogondate -Descending

September 2, 2015 at 6:56 am

Ok, very cool. Thank you!

September 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

One last thing. Since you are wanting to save this to HTML, the ConvertTo-HTML cmdlet likes flat objects. With the previous commands, it will display great in PowerShell, but when piped into "ConvertTo-HTML | Out-File results.html", the "PingResults" column is blank. To give ConvertTo-HTML something it can deal with, you can loop through each of the ping results and just return the ResponseTime as a string rather than a collection of ResponseTime objects.

get-adcomputer * -Property * | Select-Object name,dnshostname,operatingsystem,operatingsystemservicepack,ipv4address,lastlogondate,logoncount, @{label = "PingResults"; Expression = {Test-Connection $_.ipv4address | ForEach-Object {$_.ResponseTime}}} | sort lastlogondate -Descending | ConvertTo-Html | Out-File results.html

September 2, 2015 at 7:31 am

The only problem I see with running the response time is it takes too long (knit picking I know) as opposed to running tnc -informationlevel quiet and just getting the true/false.

Very cool, I am learning a bunch ! Your knowledge is very appreciated!

September 2, 2015 at 7:33 am

Can you clarify TNC for me? I'm not familiar with that command.

September 2, 2015 at 7:39 am

Test net connection? i though it was alias of test-connection?
test-netconnection is what its an alias for

September 2, 2015 at 7:53 am

Ah, I am running Windows 7 with PowerShell 4. I don't have Test-NetConnection. Thanks for the clarification.