Using PowerShell Redirection for Script Logging

If you have written a PowerShell script you may have wanted some type of script logging. Logging can be as simple as using the Write-* PowerShell Cmdlets to show output to the PowerShell console to keep track of the scripts progress, troubleshoot, etc. However, the script may need to run…

PowerShell, Get a List of Installed Applications

Don't Do...Do you need to get a list of installed applications from a computer don't use Win32_Product, and here is why: "The Win32_product class is not query optimized. Queries such as “select * from Win32_Product where (name like ‘Sniffer%’)” require WMI to use the MSI provider to…

Using SCCM to Run the HP Battery Recall Utility

In January 2019, HP announced that they have extended the battery recall, which was announced in January of 2018. The batteries affected by this recall have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to HP customers. HP highly recommends that customers check/recheck the device's battery even…