Author: James Simpson

Adding an item to the Network Locations in Windows Explorer

Recently I was asked if we could automate adding an item to the Network Locations area in Windows Explorer. At first I thought that this would be as simple as putting a shortcut in the right folder. Well, that folder turns out to be %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts on Windows 10. I created the shortcut there and […]

Retrieving the version number from an AppSense configuration file

Recently I was asked if it was possible to retrieve the version number from an AppSense configuration file. Yes, I know that you are able to track this in the Management Server but what about the occasions when you just want to check the endpoint? What about getting the information so that you can use […]

Storing Microsoft Office Major Versions in Environment Variables or AppSense Environment Manager Session Variables

There are times when you need to know the version of a particular Office application that is installed. I have worked in environments where the Office Suite is upgraded but Outlook remains on an older version due to other constraints. The rights and wrongs of that can be debated at another time. However, you still […]

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