Some aspects of traditional Windows application (win32) deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) can be frustratingly elusive. Understanding a few things about the program environment and detection capabilities will help you be more successful with this tool. Please note that in this context, “win32” refers to native Windows applications, not 32-bit applications vs. 64-bit applications.… Read More »
An answer file makes it possible to deploy Windows with “zero touch”, meaning that all of the installation parameters are specified and the installation will proceed without further input from the technician. Warning! If your answer file is fully automated and includes a partitioning scheme, you run the risk of unintentionally wiping out a production… Read More »
How do you consistently deploy Windows unattended in an environment without network or server infrastructure?
Uninstalling an AppX package will remove it from the current user’s start menu and applications list, but it will continue to appear for other users unless the AppX provisioned package is also removed. This script should be run in an Administrative PowerShell. It loops through a comma-separated list of AppX package names and (a) removes… Read More »
This script interrogates the registry to determine if the user-defined subkey exists. If the key does not exist, it will be created. It will then create or update values according to a user-defined array containing lists of value names, values, and types: Obtain this script by cloning or downloading from GitHub where it is licensed… Read More »
The linux kernel includes a capable hybrid Type I/II Hypervisor referred to as the Kernel Virtualization Modules (KVM) which forms the basis for enterprise-class virtualization solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. While it may lack some of the features of other commercial and non-commercial solutions like VMWare, Hyper-V or Virtualbox, KVM offers support for a plethora… Read More »