Once again i’ve created another Powershell (XAML) application.
This time i’m releasing Office Addin Manager, which allows you to manage Office addins on your own or a remote computer. As always, changing registry settings on a remote computer requires you to have administrative permissions on that computer.
With this tool you can in a quick manner change the load behavior of Office addins no matter the Office application, no more messing around in regedit or manually open each Office application.
I currently work in an organization where we use Windows Hello for Business as an “two-factor” authentication method. In some cases i need to completely remove the PIN-code from the computer (without having to re-install Windows 10). This is the only way i know of that really removes the PIN from the computer. Feel free to comment down below if you know another way.
How to remove Windows Hello for Business PIN from a computer:
The first thing we need to do is specifying the path to the NGC-folder (which holds the WHFB-keys)
Next, taking ownership of the folder (make sure that you’re running Powershell as an administrator)
And lastly, remove the folder and all of it’s content.
Now you need to reboot the computer, and the PIN should now be completely removed.
If you’re distributing WHFB using GPO, don’t forget to remove those aswell.
This script might be useful if access to Microsoft Store is blocked for all users, then the only way to retrieve apps that have been removed or is missing, is to add them using Powershell. This is specifically for Sticky Notes.
In order to install Sticky Notes, you must first know the full name of the package, and to retrieve that, you have to have Sticky Notes installed. It’s a catch-22, i know. But you could probably run the retrieve-command at another computer to get your PackageFullName. Anyway, here’s how it’s done…
Windows 10 is great isn’t? But in some cases a slight modification is needed. In my case, we needed to make sure that Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer always started on the primary monitor.
This script was created to make sure that your Inbox or a super secret document, doesn’t open on a external monitor, such as a projector etc.
In this case i have found 9 registry values that control the position of these applications, and with this script i simply remove this keys, and by doing this the applications will now start on your primary monitor.
It would probably be a better idea to remove these registry keys by GPO, but i have created this script to give you a hint of what can be done.
If you find out our more registry values that control other common applications startup locations, feel free to comment them below to help others.
Verified to work on Windows 10 1709 (16299), Office 2016 and Internet Explorer 11.