Disable Access to a Windows App – the Easy Way!

Today I’m going to share an easy way to disable or remove a Windows app, such as the Mixed Reality Portal app in Windows 10.  After following these steps, nothing will happen if someone tries to launch the app from Start Menu. All we are doing is restricting the app from executing. Windows 10 apps like these can’t be uninstalled using PowerShell as they are protected by Windows 10.  This method is easy – we just rename the folder where the app lives. 1. First of all open the following folder:…

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SCCM Peer Cache Slows Down OSD Build

After suffering a great deal of pain with slow OSD today, I have found a particular Client Setting to be the culprit! In Client Settings > Client Cache Settings, using “Enable Configuration Manager client in full OS to share content” seems like a great idea – but it actually kicks in during OSD! When the Task Sequence is in Windows (i.e. rebooted from WinPE) the device being built will search for content on other clients and make it SUPER SLOW!! This article has a bit more database type detail (https://sccmisevil.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/the-strange-case-of-peer-cache-not-getting-disabled/)…

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