Determining disk health using Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Last year, I had posted an article on how to view SMART data from a disk to determine the health of the disk on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2;   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/san/archive/2011/08/11/have-you-ever-wanted-to-know-if-your-disk-is-going-to-fail-before-it-does.aspx   For Windows 8, we took this a step further with the addition of the Get-StorageReliabilityCounter cmdlet in the Storage module for…


Using PowerShell to collect information for Storage Troubleshooting (Part 1: Hotfixes and System Events)

This will be part of a series of posts on how to utilize PowerShell to easily collect system information useful for troubleshooting Storage issues. In my first installment, we will cover the collection of currently installed Hotfixes, and collection of specific system events related to storage.   Collecting a list of installed hotfixes: The following…