IT Pro Tuesday #161 - Win Server Webinar, Scheduled Task Script, Browser Automation & More

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  • PS-ScheduledTaskCheck

    PS-ScheduledTaskCheck is a script that will check all scheduled tasks running on a Windows server and alert on any failures. It will also generate a report in the install directory of all tasks—which includes the taskname, runas user, command run, arguments to the command run, triggers and server the task runs from. Appreciation for this one goes to its author, poorest_ferengi.

  • Selenium WebDriver

    A browser automation framework and ecosystem.

    Selenium HQ is a framework and ecosystem that encapsulates a variety of tools and libraries for browser automation to provide an infrastructure for the W3C WebDriver specification—a platform and language-neutral coding interface compatible with all major web browsers. Nik_Tesla explains, "I recently got tasked with changing settings on hundreds of printers, and they have no central management or API. [Selenium] uses a chrome or firefox driver to automate browser actions. It works with several programming languages, but I'm using python to look at a csv of printer IPs and run through them all. Rather than something like AutoHotKey, which relies mostly on the position of the mouse and can get thrown off easily, this is scripted to look for the specific web element you point it at. You can even record it like a macro and view what the code would be for that part if you aren't sure what you need to interact with that element."

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