Category Archives: Misc Scripts

Making Registry Changes for All Users with PowerShell

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I recently had to throw together a quick script to modify the registry of each current user on a set of given laptops, as well as any future users. While a GPO is normally the way to go for something like this, it wasn’t an option for me here. This builds a little more on my May 2017 post where I just needed to get the

Feel free to steal, use, and abuse – but like all samples found online, please run through a test environment first, and use at your own risk!
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Get List of User Profile Folders (PoSH)

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The following snippet of PowerShell will collect the list of profiles active on a system from the registry and populate an array.

I remove any profile folder that does not exist, as well as any that are within the Windows folder (e.g. NetworkService, LocalSystem), but you can modify as you see fit if that doesn’t meet your needs. I use this when I need to add files, remove files, or make changes to files within a users profile.

You could just loop over C:\USERS\ subfolders and be fine 9,999/10,000 times, but this covers those circumstances where profiles have been stored elsewhere, where C: is not the drive with the profiles, or when you need to make sure you’re not modifying folders that aren’t true profiles.
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Remove Recent Printers from Chrome Preferences File (PoSH)

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Chrome does not remove “Recent Printers” from the print option box when a user or an administrator deletes a printer from the machine. This can cause problems when a printer is removed by policy or is updated with a new print server name, but a user continues totry and print to the old server. This script will remove the printer from the PREFERENCES file. You can provide no printer list and all Recent Printers will be removed, or you can specific a specific printer.
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