How to change several system settings with PowerShell

PowerShell is an awesome addition to Windows and the admins that administer servers.  This post covers a few PowerShell commands to make changes to common settings.

Create a drive to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT & HKEY_CURRENT_USER. By default these two registry geys are not available for mounting and using in PowerShell, but that is an easy fix!


How about disabling UAC (User Access Control?

Let’s set a few  Startup and Recovery Options.

Want to disable some services? Here is a way to disable four.

Screen Saver Password Protection

Set Standard Desktop -Logon Screen Saver Timeout Time – in seconds

Force Classic Start Menu

Standard Desktop -Window Animations

Standard Desktop – Automatically End Hung Applications on ShutDown

Configure Boot menu time out setting

Configure Power Options, set yo High Performance

Hope you find these changes usefull in your daily endeavors!

One Response to “How to change several system settings with PowerShell”

  1. mark_praktisero says:

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