Tag Archives: PowerShell

Send Key combinations to a VM through the Host OS with WMI

Hi, Recently I posted an article on how to send key strokes and text to a Hyper-V virtual machine through use of WMI on the host computer. Since that article was written I’ve learned of a way to send any key combinations through to the VM. For example if you… Read more »

List MSI paths from Software Installation Policies

Hey, We have 1000’s of MSI’s assigned through group policy and often need to work with the file paths in PowerShell, here’s a function that returns the file path of the MSI from the Software Installation GPO.

This function will return the MSI path and MST path. It will… Read more »

Recursively check if a User/Computer is a member of an AD Group with PowerShell 2.0

Hi Again, Recently we’ve been fed up with Deployed Printer Connections through Group Policy and have decided to map printers using a PowerShell logon script. We wanted printer additions, removals and defaults to be based on AD groups, and for the script to work with PowerShell 2.0. Our clients are… Read more »

Unable to query Registry during task sequence – Property does not exist at path using Get-ItemProperty

Hi, As part of the MDT build process we set a couple of Registry Keys to tell us the status of the build (I.e in build or finished build) For logging purposes I retrieve the value of 2 keys from the registry, however when running the following command I get… Read more »

Custom PowerShell Objects

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Ever wanted to have a custom PowerShell Object with custom property attributes? This can make your console output cleaner, and I also find it very useful when using Export-CSV. For the purpose of this post I’ve created an object that has 3 properties: “Hostname”, “Enabled”, and “NetworkUp”. The “Hostname” property… Read more »

Using Task Sequence variables in a PowerShell script

Hi Again, In my last entry I posted a script that uses the following line of code:

Running the above code during the build process (i.e. inside the Task Sequence) lets me interact with any Task Sequence variable. I can obtain the value of any variable in the Task Sequence… Read more »

DISM cmdlets fail to run in WinPE (MDT 2013 Update 1)

Hi All, We’ve recently started using MDT 2013 Update 1 and we’ve noticed some of the scripts that worked seamlessly in 2012 have started producing errors. We use the DISM PowerShell cmdlets to verify the consistency of WIM files post backup. If the cmdlet fails to verify the WIM file… Read more »