Using PowerShell for User Notification in SCCM 2012

  There are many benefits to moving away from .hta or command prompt based End User pop up notifications in Configuration Manager application deployments.  Forcing an open command prompt window open and not hidden, on an end user’s screen has always been non-optimal, fraught with permissions issues and very 1990’s.  Using a .hta file allowed…

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Windows App Store doesn’t load after Windows 10 upgrade!

  It’s back! The Windows App Store issue that makes you think you’re going to download exciting applications and games, but in reality, you’re just gonna watch spinning dots until your eyes bleed.  We fixed this in Windows 8.1 with PowerShell, so what do you do this time? If you click on the App Store…

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How to Remove Windows 8.1 Store Apps with PowerShell (when they won’t go quietly).

Here’s an issue that I’ve only experienced once myself, but that anecdotal evidence says may not be a completely uncommon occurrence for some users. You install an app from the Windows Store that either doesn’t install correctly (most likely due to an issue from the developer) or you decide that isn’t really your cup of…

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Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of ‘nothingness’.

If you’ve just upgraded your Windows 8 (non RT) device to Windows 8.1 and suddenly upon reboot you’re facing a quietly humming computer with a black screen of nothingness….don’t panic.  You’ve probably just got Master Boot Record issues.  This can be a fairly easy fix, particularly if you’ve already created a Windows 8.1 Recovery disk. …

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Windows App Store doesn't load after 8.1 Upgrade v. 2 (Also Works for Windows 10!)

If you're currently experiencing abandonment issues from the Windows Store after upgrading to Windows 8.1, don't panic there is hope. You may see the Windows Store loading screen stuck in perpetual loop without end.   There is a relatively quick and painless fix. You may have seen other sites recommend running the WSreset.exe tool, or…

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Windows 8.1 Store seems confused about online status after upgrade.

After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on one of my laptops, I noticed that even though I was connected to the internet (via hotel wireless), the Windows Store didn’t seem to think I had any internet connection at all. Opening the Windows Store would result in this page. No proxy information was necessary for…

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