PowerShell – Running a Program in Compatibility Mode

If you manually change the compatibility mode of an executable you will notice that this changes an item in the registry in the following location: HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers\ To take advantage of this from within a script: $wDir = $PSScriptRoot New-ItemProperty -Path “HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers\” -PropertyType String -Name “$wDir\[Program].exe” -Value “~ WIN7RTM” -Force Start-Process “$wDir\[Program].exe” -ArgumentList @( “-i”, …

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Windows Upgrade using User Friendly Deployment/Triggering for SCCM Task Sequences

With the introduction to Windows 10 and its update cycle, if your refresh schedule is not as aggressive you are looking at having to push upgrades to your devices in order to keep them current and supported. The real challenge comes with working around the user’s schedule to try to minimize interruptions. We opted to …

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Drivers & Where to get them.

A few different resources for drivers from different sources around the web to facilitated deployments: Dell Cab Files HP Driver Packs HP SoftPaq Download Manager Lenovo Driver Packs SCConfigmgr.com also has a very cool scripted solution for downloading drivers which can also create driver packages automatically in SCCM I recommend checking them out because they …

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