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  • When did Windows update last run

    A question came up on the forum regarding when Windows Update last run and when an update was last installed.  Get-Hotfix shows the date of installation for most BUT not all patches. The registry holds values showing last successful detection and install: $props = [ordered]@{ LastDetect = Get-ItemProperty...
    Posted to Richard Siddaway's Blog by RichardSiddaway on Wed, Jan 22 2014
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  • Registry oddity

    Looking at modifying the registry on a virtual machine while its offline. I mount the VHDX file and can run this  to load the registry PS> reg load HKLM\VHDSYS h:\windows\system32\config\system The operation completed successfully. If I perform a reg unload at this point everything works but...
    Posted to Richard Siddaway's Blog by RichardSiddaway on Fri, Dec 14 2012
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  • Decoding the mounted device information

    In the previous post we looked at how to read the mounted device information. The data is in binary though – if you want it readable and not all of it is readable – try this $data = @( ) Get-Item -Path HKLM:\SYSTEM\MountedDevices | select -ExpandProperty Property | where { $_ -like "\Dos*"...
    Posted to Richard Siddaway's Blog by RichardSiddaway on Sun, Sep 16 2012
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  • Reading mounted device information from the registry

    Interesting question about reading the registry.  How do you read HKLM:\SYSTEM\MountedDevices and pull out the name of the device and the associated data. Get-Item -Path HKLM:\SYSTEM\MountedDevices returns data of this form Name                          ...
    Posted to Richard Siddaway's Blog by RichardSiddaway on Sun, Sep 16 2012
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