Category: Applications

Notepad++ – Make Themes Visible to Non Admin Users

After install Notepad++ you may notice that the themes in the Style Configurator dialog box are only accessible to the administrator account that installed the application. If would like to make the themes available for a separate users then copy the following folder to the profile of the additional user (assuming the Administrator account was…


Symantec Endpoint Protection – CleanWipe Uninstallation

The following is a step by step guide for uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 using CleanWipe. Right click CleanWipe.exe and select Run as administrator. On the CleanWipe dialog box click Next >. On the CleanWipe – License agreement dialog box click the check box to select I accept the terms in the license agreement and…


.NET Framework – Enable .NET Framework in Windows Server 2012

The webpage below will provide you with the steps to enable the Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows Server 2012. Enable .NET Framework 3.5 by using the Add Roles and Features Wizard (Windows Server 2012 only).


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – List Installed Applications

This script will query a remote computer’s list of installed applications and provide the output in a file and directory of your choice. Example: gwmi win32_product -ComputerName “Computer1” | out-file -filepath “<File Path>”


Automation – Silent Installation of Applications

Automating application installations is a great way to cut down on the deployment time of workstations for your end users. Having completed a domain/operating system migration in the past I can attest to the benefits of an automated deployment. Below you will find a list of applications and their silent installation parameters: 7-Zip: msiexec.exe /i…


Automation – Adobe Flash Player 11.x Silent Installation

If you interested in deploying Adobe Flash Player 11 silently you may download the MSI from the Adobe Flash Player Distribution website. Additionally, the command below may be used to install application silently. msiexec.exe /i “install_flash_player_11_active_x.msi” /qn /norestart Enjoy!


Adobe Customization Wizard XI – Install Adobe Reader XI

You may use the following method to install Adobe Reader XI silently and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA): msiexec.exe /i AcroRead.msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES /qn Additionally, you may use the Adobe Customization Wizard XI to customize the installation of Adobe Reader XI. Please keep in mind that the Adobe Customization Wizard must match the version of…


Microsoft Office Customization Tool – Suppress Reboot

I was troubleshooting a Dirty Environment Found error while Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 was installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. The error was caused because Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 was rebooting the desktop after its installation and the reboot was disrupting the MDT task sequence. I was using the Office Customization Tool for the…