Powershell script to send email via Gmail if file is older than specified time

Hello,

I have a directory on a windows 2012 server where text files are dumped in order to be uploaded to a SQL server for ETL purposes; which generate a report to for a production site.

I need a powershell script ( or any script) to alert me via gmail (google apps) if the files in my directory are older than "X" amount time; 15 hours to be exact.

many thanks in advance

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tobe1424Asked:
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x-menConnect With a Mentor IT super heroCommented:
if ($(ls * | ? {$_.CreationTime -gt $($(get-date)-$(new-timespan -Hours 15))} | measure-object).count -gt 0) {

    $EmailFrom = "mymail@gmail.com"
    $EmailTo = "tomail@gmail.com"
    $Subject = "files older than"
    $Body = "there are files older than 15 hours"
    $SMTPServer = "smtp.gmail.com"
    $SMTPClient = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($SmtpServer, 587)
    $SMTPClient.EnableSsl = $true
    $SMTPClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("mymail@gmail.com", "my password");
    $SMTPClient.Send($EmailFrom, $EmailTo, $Subject, $Body)

}
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Why not download and install the free version of PRTG for proper monitoring instead?
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tobe1424Author Commented:
Thanks for pointing out other solutions

With respect to prtg, I already have nagios and currently working on implementing GLPI.

Do you think I can achieve the same with nagios?

I'm any case, how would any of these net mon tools monitor the date/time stamp ?

I have a feeling this will require some tweaking
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tobe1424Author Commented:
Thanks x-men let me give the the script a shot
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tobe1424Author Commented:
Exception calling "Send" with "4" argument(s): "The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not auth
enticated. The server response was: 5.5.1 Authentication Required. Learn more at"
At C:\Users\myuser\Documents\email-alert.ps1:11 char:21
+     $SMTPClient.Send <<<< ($EmailFrom, $EmailTo, $Subject, $Body)
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DotNetMethodException




I replaced the variables inside the quotations with my own values (kept the quotes) yet I received the message above related to auth
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x-menIT super heroCommented:
It seams like you were unable to authenticate with Google. There is a security option on Google accounts to allow connections from legacy applications (it's just a name that Google gives to what ever's not from Google)... Will send you the complete walkthrough in about 12 hours.  (Got to get my beauty sleep...)
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tobe1424Author Commented:
cheers x-men
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x-menConnect With a Mentor IT super heroCommented:
www.google.com - sign in - "My Account" (on the right corner in the app menu) - Sign-in & security - Connected apps & sites - Allow less secure apps: ON
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Neil RussellConnect With a Mentor Technical Development LeadCommented:
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  Yes PRTG will do this, we use it extensively.  Out of the box PRTG has folder monitors, we use it to raise alerts as soon as any file in a folder is older than X minutes/hours/days etc.

PRTG Guide to Folder monitoring
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