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Nagios: Monitoring Windows with PowerShell and NCPA

The following article is just a portion of my SANS GSNA Gold Paper. Please see the PDF for the full paper.

Windows PowerShell is an extremely powerful way to maintain a modern Windows system. Nagios is an even more powerful way to monitor an entire network of systems. Put them together and, with the help of a Nagios agent such as NCPA, you can make enormous strides in reducing the off-hour calls from frustrated users. Forewarned is forearmed, after all. But Windows isn’t going to let you run PowerShell scripts without a little finagling. So let’s get to it. Read more