Get Task Sequence Failure Notification Emails and Store the SMSTS.log file for Review

James Wassinger
December 03, 2018
It can be frustrating when a task sequence you took time to build and test up and fails for some reason. It also can be frustrating to receive a help ticket stating that the task sequence failed and the ticket only contains a picture of the TSPRogressUI with a generic error code or the ticket just plainly says the task sequence fails. 
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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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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 Manual Backup BitLocker Information to Active Directory

James Wassinger
July 26, 2018

Enter the following in an elevated PowerShell console. 

Windows PowerShell 
Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 
 
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> manage-bde -protectors -get C: 
 
 
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.15063 
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft . . .

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Windows 10 Using Dynamic Lock

James Wassinger
July 07, 2018
Note, Dynamic Lock is a feature of Windows 10, Version 1703, the Creators Update. If you currently do not have the Creators Update you can download and install the update from Getting the Windows 10 Creators Update.
 
What is Dynamic Lock
 
A new feature of the Windows 10 Creators Update is Dynamic Lock, . . .

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