Home PC Start Alert

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Released: Nov 8, 2012
Updated: Nov 8, 2012 by icefyre
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Introduction

HomePC_StartAlert is a basic Script to send email notifications when your Home PC Restarts or is Powered On thru a Hotmail, Gmail or any other public email account.

Usage

Use with Task Scheduler and set the Task Scheduler to execute the script on system startup.

Installation

Copy into a directory of your preference and run with Task Scheduler.
Tested with Windows XP Pro sp3, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008R2.

Task Scheduler Syntax

Windows XP/2003
C:\Windows\System32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe -noninteractive -nologo -command & "C:\FOLDER\HomePC_StartAlert.ps1"

Windows 7/2008/2008R2
powershell -noninteractive -nologo -command & 'C:\FOLDER\HomePC_StartAlert.ps1'

NOTE 1:The account used to execute the Scheduled task must have elevated privileges on PC.
NOTE 2:PowerShell execution policy should be set to RemoteSigned.
NOTE 3:Some servers take a long time to boot and occasionally the machine is not yet fully operational and online when the task runs; put in a sleep or timeout to take this delay into account to ensure delivery of notification.

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