Author: Kris Powell

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had problems removing Windows 10 Apps. Raise your other hand if you’re fancy enough to know these by their name, Universal Windows Platform apps. If you’ve got both hands up, clap them together. You’re fancy! Generally speaking, removing Windows 10 Apps with PowerShell can be tricky. Once you get the hang of […]

After today, you are going to know that determining disk type with Get-PhysicalDisk is super easy. If you recently watched our PDQ & A webcast, you may have seen that we were unable to answer a question about how to determine if a disk is a solid state drive (SSD) or not. Fast forward to now […]

Disabling Web Bluetooth API in Google Chrome seems to be on the mind of many administrators in recent days. Google Chrome 56 recently came out (update notes here), it included the fancy new Web Bluetooth API. This allows developers to easily create web applications that can communicate with Bluetooth devices. While there are many fun and creative […]

We’re going to look at using PowerShell and SQLite to update package file paths in PDQ Deploy. Trust me, it’s more exciting than it sounds. During the course of a recent file server migration, lots of scary warnings started popping up all over the place in my Deploy window! What happened? What was I to […]

Webcast: Real World Applied PowerShell If you missed this week’s live webcast, well, you’re in luck! We have a recording available as well as some of the scripts used in this webcast for your copy+paste pleasure. Clearing Event Logs # This will clear a single log Clear-EventLog -Log Application, System # This will clear all […]

Copying files to all of the the user profiles is a snap with PowerShell. It’s one of the more common questions that I’m asked, so I thought I’d get a blog post written about it so that people have something to reference. Copying Files to All User Profiles If you have ever used a computer, […]

We’re going to look at modifying the registry for all users whether or not a user is logged into a machine. This is a continuation of my last blog post – Modifying the Registry of Another User. As a quick refresher, we learned how to modify a user’s registry (HKEY_CURRENT USER or HKEY_USERS) without having […]

Have you ever wondered how to modify the registry of another user? The HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive is specific to each user, so in order to modify this for another user, we first need to identify where that information is stored. In the later versions of windows, it’s stored in the user directory in the file […]

With Christmas right around the corner, the holiday spirit can be seen nearly everywhere you look. It can be seen in everything from the many Christmas lights and decorations to the pumpkin-spiced everything. It can even be seen in the snow (here in Utah, at least). In fact, here’s my buddy Chester getting his daily […]