I often find myself connecting to a workstation or server with Remote Desktop to perform a task which requires a reboot. In these cases, I usually need to reconnect after the host comes back online to ensure everything went as planned or to continue my work. In these cases, I will typically launch "ping -t" in a command prompt to let me know when I can reconnect.
However, I will occasionally get distracted with something else while waiting for the host to come back online and forget to come back to it. It would be really nice to be alerted when the host is back online and allow me to reconnect (ideally with a single click).
Does anyone know of an easy way to accomplish this? I'm thinking there must be a free utility available, or perhaps it could be done with a PowerShell script.