Windows 8 – Script to automatically show the desktop

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post from Brandon where he provides a solution how to automatically show the Windows Desktop when logging on to Windows 8. The solution is actually quite straight forward, all you need to do is to add a shortcut that points to explorer.exe to the Start Menu startup folder. When a user logs on, Windows processes the items stored within the Startup folder and executing explorer.exe then Read More …

Windows Explorer context menu for managing WIM files

Mounting and un-mounting Windows Images (wim files) is a simple task using dism.exe or imagex.exe at the command prompt, but if you do this every day you might get annoyed by typing the same string of commands over and over again. A few years back my colleague Claude Henchoz shared a script to add some WIM management options to the Windows Explorer context menu. I have now taken these scripts and updated them so that Read More …

ToolTip: HIDECALC – Hiding Drives in Windows

Want to make a drive disappear in Windows or prevent users from accessing it? then here’s the tool you need. HIDECALC allows you to define the drives to hide or prevent access to. HIDECALC does not apply the change on the system itself, but provides various options for exporting the settings into the following formats: Group Policy ADMX or ADM format Registry File Kix Script PowerShell Script So here’s how this works. Launch HIDECALC, Define Read More …

ToolTip: Path Copy Copy

During my bi-weekly CodePlex browsing session, I came across this nice little utility called Path Copy Copy which is an Explorer add-in for copying file or folder paths. Download Path Copy Copy from here

Windows 7 Search Connector for Citrix eDocs

Here’s another Search Connector for Windows 7 I’ve just created. Start your Citrix eDocs search directly from the Windows Explorer. Installing the Search Connector for Citrix eDocs Download the citrixedocs.zip from here. Extract the citrixedocs.osdx from the ZIP file Double click on the osdx file Click Add to install the Search Connector To remove the Search Connector simply click on the Citrix eDocs Search Connector in Windows Explorer and select Remove. Then open windows explorer Read More …