PowerShell Script to Create a Sysinternals Suite INF File Installer

In my February 26, 2010 post I provided an updated INF file to install the Sysinternals Suite.  I also mentioned that I would try to update this more frequently in the future as the content of the Sysinternals Suite changes.  Well my free time being what it is, I have not had a chance to…

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Creating a Self-Elevating Script

The question recently came up on during an internal discussion about how to quickly (“one double-click”) elevate a script on a machine with UAC enabled without installing anything or manually configuring a shortcut to “Run as administrator”.  So to answer this question I decided to share my “self-elevating” CMD script.  This script relies on the…

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UAC, Logon Scripts, and the Launchapp.wsf workaround

When UAC is enabled on Windows Vista and higher, logon scripts that map network drives do not appear to work for users who are administrators on their computer.  This is described in the Group Policy Scripts can fail due to User Account Control section of this TechNet article: Deploying Group Policy Using Windows Vista http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766208(WS.10).aspx…

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Scripting PowerToys for Windows 64-bit

Moving to a 64-bit version of Windows allows Windows and 64-bit applications to take advantage of greater than 4 gigabytes of physical memory.  64-bit Windows also includes an x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows. However, running 64-bit Windows has implications when running some scripts.  Because the default scripting…

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Updated Sysinternals Suite Installer

In my June 2008 TechNet Magazine article I provided an INF file for installing the Sysinternals Suite, which is used by the CMD and PowerShell Prompt Here as System PowerToys.  It installs the Suite into the Program Files\Sysinternals Suite folder, creates Start Menu shortcuts for the Suite’s graphical tools/help files and registers the ShellRunas tool. …

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Elevation PowerToys for the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)

Windows PowerShell 2.0 includes an Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).  This application enables you to write, run, and test scripts and modules in a graphical environment.  It has features such as syntax-coloring, tab completion, visual debugging, Unicode-compliance, context-sensitive Help, and a tabbed/multi-pane user interface. Windows PowerShell 2.0 adds an Edit command to the context menu options…

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