Tag Archives: windows

Demystifying Microsoft Endpoint Manager Win32 App Deployments

By | 2022-May-12

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 »

Common Elements for Windows Answer Files

By | 2022-Jan-06

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 »

Removing AppX Packages with PowerShell

By | 2021-Feb-25

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 »

Adding Registry Keys and Values with PowerShell

By | 2021-Feb-25

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 »

Windows Desktop Virtualization with Mint 18 and KVM

By | 2016-Feb-21

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 »