PowerShell ISE | Multiple Ping

The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a graphical user interface and front-end hosting application for Windows PowerShell. The ISE enables developers to run PowerShell commands and create, test and refine PowerShell scripts without the need to operate directly in the traditional PowerShell command-line interface (CLI).

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This is a small utility that allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses, and export the result in one file.

First of all, you need to create hosts.txt and enter all the IP addresses you need to respond to and run the script below.


$name=Get-content "C:\tmp\hosts.txt"
foreach($name in $name)
if(Test-Connection -ComputerName $name -Count 1 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
Write-Host "$name is up" -ForegroundColor Green
$output+="$name is up!"+"`n"
Write-Host "$name is down" -ForegroundColor Red
$output+="$name is down!"+"`n" }
$output | Out-File "C:\tmp\result-hosts.txt"
Start-Sleep -s 15

The result: is up! is up! is down! is up! is down!

In the Windows folder (C:\tmp) you will have a new file with the output result of the script.


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