Powershell create shortcut functuin

Simply function to create shortcuts.

Usage is very simple just use it like so

If you want to leave a parameter blank just put “” in its place. Tested on Windows 7. (150)

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SCCM 2012 Application Detection Methods/Configuration Items

I thought I should share my experience on this subject as it is quite common. Many times an application is created in SCCM 2012 that is not a Windows Installer application this means coming up with a detection method. You can do this using a file check or folder path check but I prefer to use a bit of powershell. This can also be pretty good if you are using Compliance/DCM to create configuration items for configuration baselines. (more…) (328)

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SCCM 2012 OSD Task Sequence Copy Logs

So I noticed in an MDT task sequence on SCCM 2012 there is a step called “Copy Logs” that calls ZTICopyLogs from MDT. We often get calls from remote support staff where they are reporting “This machine has failed deployment”. This then leads to us explaining where these guys can locate the logs and getting them to email the logs to me or a colleague in the deployments team  to identify the cause of the failure. This got me thinking that the copy logs step would be great if it could copy the logs to a share somewhere. (more…) (2104)

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I must apologize! Since 20th Feb d4rkcell.com has been down due to me exceeding my bandwidth limit and not finding out until Wednesday.  Things are back up and I have increased bandwidth limits.

It seems on the 5th feb things went a bit mad and I went from 200 hits to 2000 hits which were sustained for 10 days! Lets hope I have ordered enough new bandwidth! (9688)

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