Starting MSIX and AppX Applications with PowerShell from the command line

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Microsoft Store applications (or Modern Applications) have now become standard on the desktop. Many users don't want to limit themselves any more and so the calculator on the terminal server should look exactly like the calculator on their own Windows 10 desktop. Sometimes you want to use your own "launcher" for an application. For example to start a script with the start of the application to import registry keys or connect network drives.For Microsoft Store applications (or Modern Applications) have now become standard on the desktop. Many users don't want to limit themselves any more and so the calculator on the terminal server should look exactly like the calculator on their own Windows 10 desktop. Sometimes you want to use your own "launcher" for an application. For example to start a script with the start of the application to import registry keys or connect network drives.

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Archives and File Groups in the App-V Scripts Folder

Archives and File Groups in the App-V Scripts Folder
Sometimes it is necessary to be able to place whole file groups, directories or developer folders in the “Scripts” folder within an App-V package. These could then, for example, be copied via the AddPackage trigger prior to the start of the application during the installation of the package onto the computer. This blog shows a possibility for doing so using a VBS script as a basis, which triggers the installation and unpacks the archive.
The file group is compressed with the installation script in the archive and decompressed with a special VB script in the Scripts directory. The VB script additionally executes the actual installer for the archive group. Copy commands or installation instructions for MSI packages can be contained here, for example if a driver via a developer package should be installed.
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Andreas Nick
Good read! https://how2appvirtualize.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-to-use-dynamic-scripting-in-your.html?m=1... Read More
Monday, February 04 2019 12:54
Andreas Nick
Yes, that is possible. You can simply paste the calls into the installation script :-)
Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:20
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Folder2MSP, Patching Your Environment Couldn't Be Any Easier!

Folder2MSP, Patching Your Environment Couldn't Be Any Easier!

With Folder2MSP you can create MSI packages and MSP patches from directories in the simplest manner possible. There is no excuse anymore to complete such a task using a script. MSI and MSP are the standard for software distribution. Our tool Folder2MSP will enable you to take advantage of this. Read further for details about using the tool and where to download it.

 

 

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Nick-IT ClearType Tools and DesktopRefresh

Nick-IT ClearType Tools and DesktopRefresh

ClearType is the antialiasing for all characters in Windows, which improves the legibility of text on monitors. The basis for this is the Windows application Cttune.exe. By starting this application the user initiates a workflow process in order to adapt the symbols for optimal display on his or her monitor. Unfortunately this very process is sometimes problematic. On one hand I like to disable the ClearType function for certain Terminal server users upon registration. On the other hand the user sometimes wants to avoid the workflow. Sometimes the users themselves can feel overwhelmed by the workflow. To address this we have written three small tools that allow for the enabling and disabling of the ClearType function by the push of a button. At the end of this article is a download for this tool collection, in both ZIP and MSI.

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