Powershell-WPF Website


If you usually read my blog, you may know that I like all that is relative to Powershell and WPF and how to create cool GUI with PowerShell. That's why I decided to create a website fully dedicated to that subject. 

MVP 2018 Cloud and Datacenter Management


About one year ago, I have been awarded from Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Today I received this famous mail from Microsoft that informs me I have been awarded as MVP for 2018-2019.
This day, fisrt of July was the renewal day. Every MVPs finally knew if there were renewed for the next year 2018-19. During this day we were kicking the F5 in our mailbox to know if the mail from Microsoft came. 

It's a real pleasure to be a part of the team again.

A big thanks to Kevin, Steven, Jérôme, Sébastien, Hervé, Laurent, Nicolas for their good advices and all my new colleagues.

A big thanks also to Jérôme BT, Octavio, Harjit, JF, Alex, Mimi and my others ponctual readers (sorry for those one I forget) and also Martine for her patience.

To others MVP, congrats and see you in Redmond.

To those one who want to become (Dan, Jérôme BT, Prateek...) don't give up.


Some useful queries to use in Powershell - v2

In this post, I will show you some WMI queries tt can be used daily with PowerShell.
In a previous post I have shown you some other useful queries.
See below queries I will talk in this post.
  • Send a mail
  • Speak with PowerShell
  • Display if antivirus is uptodate
  • Display the system language
  • Change the system language
  • Test a web link
  • Zip / Unzip an archive
  • Mount / Unmount an ISO
  • List all USB Keys
  • Restart / Shutdown a computer
  • Display a  message box
  • Create a local user
  • Add user to a local group
  • Rename a computer
  • List all your printers

Send a mail

Speak with PowerShell

Display if antivirus is up-to-date

Display the system language

Change the system language

Test a web link

Zip / Unzip an archive

Mount / Unmount an ISO

List all USB Keys

Restart a computer

Shutdown a computer

Display a msgbox

Create a local user

Add user to a local group

Rename a computer

List your printers

Customize the OEM Support Tool


In my last post, I shared a tool that allows you to display easily and quicky some informations about your computer, system, network...
In this post I will show you an easy way to customize the design of this tool.

Software Center for MDT: Customize your Client with the Client Manager


Two weeks ago I have shown you a tool I crated called MDT Software Center. In this post, I will show you a tool that allows you to customize the MDT Software center client in order to change theme, color, icon or logo.
Video explanation



How to get the tool?




    How to use it ?

    See below a short gif about how works the tool


    The tool is pretty simple to use, see below how it looks like.

    1 / Note that two buttons are available.
    The Test my project button allows you to see how will look like the Software center using the selected options before to generate it. For instance if you have selected a theme Base Light, with Red color and the below icon, you can see directly the results, as below. If you like it you can generate the client using the Generate the client button. If not just select other colors or theme and test again. 
    The Generate the client button allows you to create your Client, it will create a folder My_Client on your desktop.

    2 / The Select a theme part allows you to change the main theme of the Software Center GUI.
    Two themes are available: BaseLight and BaseDark.
    See below an overview of the Software Center with BaseLight and Basedark theme.
    BaseLight theme and Blue Accent
    BaseDark Theme and Blue Accent
    3 / The Select an accent part allows you to change the controls color. Several colors are available, see below.
    Accent colors
    See below an overview of the Software Center with Blue, Red and Indigo colors.
    BaseLight Theme and Red Accent
    BaseLight Theme and Indigo Accent

    4 / The Select an icon part allows you to change the icon displayed in the GUI.
    By default the icon is the below
    Default Icon

    Select a new icon as below

    See below the result
    New icon overview
    You can also add your own logo using the Select a logo part.
    Add your own logo