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Check connectivity of a system

This function pings and opens a connection to the default RDP port to verify connectivity, futhermore it will check if a DNS entry exists and whether there is a computeraccount

Name: Test-ComputerName
Author: Jaap Brasser
Version: 1.0
DateUpdated: 2013-08-23


.PARAMETER ComputerName
The computer to which connectivity will be checked


Will perform the ping, RDP, DNS and AD checks for the local machine

Test-ComputerName -ComputerName server01,server02

Will perform the ping, RDP, DNS and AD checks for server01 and server02
Function Test-ComputerName {
    param (
        [string[]]$ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME

    begin {
        $SelectHash = @{
            'Property' = @('Name', 'ADObject', 'DNSEntry', 'PingResponse', 'RDPConnection')

    process {
        foreach ($CurrentComputer in $ComputerName) {
            # Create new Hash
            $HashProps = @{
                'Name'          = $CurrentComputer
                'ADObject'      = $false
                'DNSEntry'      = $false
                'RDPConnection' = $false
                'PingResponse'  = $false

            # Perform Checks
            switch ($true) {
                { ([adsisearcher]"samaccountname=$CurrentComputer`$").findone() } { $HashProps.ADObject = $true }
                { $(try { [system.net.dns]::gethostentry($CurrentComputer) } catch {}) } { $HashProps.DNSEntry = $true }
                { $(try { $socket = New-Object Net.Sockets.TcpClient($CurrentComputer, 3389); if ($socket.Connected) { $true }; $socket.Close() } catch {}) } { $HashProps.RDPConnection = $true }
                { Test-Connection -ComputerName $CurrentComputer -Quiet -Count 1 } { $HashProps.PingResponse = $true }
                Default {}

            # Output object
            New-Object -TypeName 'PSCustomObject' -Property $HashProps | Select-Object @SelectHash

    end {

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