PowerShell Quick Start

James Wassinger
November 17, 2018
You know you are going to need to learn it sooner rather than later.
 
I use PowerShell every day for my job, and love using it. It's faster. It's easier to write. 
 
An extra bonus, if you are familiar with C# you can utilize .NET to assist in some situations. 
 
I am going to show . . .

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Rebuild the IconCache in Windows 10

James Wassinger
October 13, 2018
I turned on my computer this morning and a weird default icon was set for nearly all the application in the Start Menu.
 
 
 
Resolution 1
 
Navigate to: 
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
 
Select an item in the folder view . . .

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How to Retrieve New Software and Policies Faster for a Specific Device

James Wassinger
September 21, 2018
Many times when I have a request to deploy an application to a group of computers, whether it's an application I just created or is well established, the user requests that the application start quickly or show as available in the Software Center faster. 
 
Below are instructions you can provide to the user to retrieve . . .

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How to create a Windows Forms application with PowerShell

James Wassinger
September 03, 2018
I do know about you, but speaking for myself nowadays I do not like having to install large development programs/IDEs on my personal or work device. I would much rather RDP to a server or access an online development environment, usually these options have more storage. I just think that installing a development environment on my work or . . .

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Login to a Website using VBscript

James Wassinger
August 30, 2018

Here is a simple way to automate logging into a website using VBScript.

 

The Script

'Begin program by calling the Main function. 
Call Main 
'End program 
Function Main 
 'Create Internet Explorer Application Object 
 Set IE = WScript.CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application") 
 'Set the created . . .

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VBScript Automate Checking the "Show As Address Book" in Outlook 2010 and Above

James Wassinger
August 17, 2018
Here is a simple script to automate marking the "Show As Address Book" for contact folders listed under the All Public Folders section in Outlook 2010 and above.
 
You may need to customize the code slightly if you need to mark more then one folder or need to access the different folder(s) other then the first folder directly . . .

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How to Store BitLocker Recovery Keys in Active Directory (AD DS)

James Wassinger
August 03, 2018
Did you know you could store BitLocker Recovery Keys within Active Directory? Well, you can and it is a very handy tool.
 
 
Prerequisites
  • Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, or Windows 10 Enterprise Edition.
  • Domain connected computer
  • Active Directory . . .

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