Trick to Pin Programs and Applications to Taskbar and Start Menu using Powershell

Recently at work, I am trying to automate my image creation for new computers to streamline the process and make everyone’s computer more consistent. Not to mention that my workload has increased dramatically over the past 2 to 3 months. With that, part of my major issue has always been pinning apps and programs to the task bar and the start menu. This is simply for the user to have multiple options of accessing the most common programs that they use, such as email or VPN.

Searching through Google there was a lot of methods available, but 95% of them were inefficient and only worked for the current user who was running the shell.… Read More

Working with Windows Powershell 3.0 at Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Windows Powershell 3.0 IconHaving a heavy Linux background since 2010 I have been one of those users who hated Microsoft Windows “shell”. Until recently when I found an awesome free online resource to start learning Windows Powershell 3.0. Since my IT job basically focuses on Microsoft Products, I decided to give the Microsoft Virtual Academy a try as well as Powershell. The Microsoft Virtual Academy or MVA for short is an awesome free resource to learn more about Windows products. Having an explanation from the inside guys at Microsoft can help you learn how to be more productive and gain an intimate understanding of the software.… Read More

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