Ran across this hand add-on for viewing SSIS package performance without doing log analysis. It will also do trending from run to run as you make changes.
We have a lot of third party applications with which we integrate. This tends to mean that there are a lot of windows services we want to make sure are running. Typically this is left to operations departments, but sometimes (or to my experience, most times) you want to track this on your own. Trust but verify.
Powershell is great for this. Simply use the Get-Service command with its -ComputerName param.
PS C:\users\scl>Get-Service -Name QuartzServer -ComputerName OMGITSASERVER Status Name DisplayName ------ ---- ----------- Stopped QuartzServer Quartz Server
To change the status of the service you query for you can pipe the result to Set-Service.
PS C:\Users\scl2> gsv -Name QuartzServer -ComputerName OMGITSASERVER | set-service -status running
PS C:\Users\scl2> gsv -Name QuartzServer -ComputerName OMGITSASERVER Status Name DisplayName ------ ---- ----------- Running QuartzServer Quartz Server gsv is a default alias of Get-Service.