Install & Set CMTrace as Default Log Viewer for All Users (PowerShell)


This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to install & set CMTrace as the default log viewer for all users using the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit. The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit can be used to replace your WiseScript, VBScript and Batch wrapper scripts with one versatile, re-usable and extensible tool. This tool is an absolute must for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM) / (SCCM) Administrators or anyone who is responsible for packaging and deploying software.

How to Install & Set CMTrace as Default Log Viewer for All Users Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

  1. Download the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit 3.8.4:
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command to remove the Zone.Identifier:
    • Unblock-File -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.4.zip
  5. Enter the following command to extract the contents of the zip file:
    • Expand-Archive -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.4.zip -DestinationPath C:\Downloads\PADT
  6. Enter the following commands to copy the AppDeployToolkit & Files folder to “C:\Downloads\CMTrace:
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\AppDeployToolkit" -Destination "C:\Downloads\CMTrace\AppDeployToolkit" -Recurse
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\Files" -Destination "C:\Downloads\CMTrace\Files"

You should now see the AppDeploymentToolkit folder with files & the empty Files folder at “C:\Downloads\CMTrace”

Next we’ll want to the locate the stand alone EXE for CMTrace.

Next we need to address changing the default program associated with a particular file extension on recent versions of Windows where the registry key is protected by a hash associated with the file type.

<#
.SYNOPSIS
    Set File Type Association Windows 8/10/11

.DESCRIPTION
    Set File/Protocol Type Association Default Application Windows 8/10/11

.NOTES
    Version    : 1.2.0
    Author(s)  : Danyfirex & Dany3j
    Credits    : https://bbs.pediy.com/thread-213954.htm
                 LMongrain - Hash Algorithm PureBasic Version
    License    : MIT License
    Copyright  : 2022 Danysys. <danysys.com>
  
.EXAMPLE
    Get-FTA
    Show All Application Program Id

.EXAMPLE
    Get-FTA .pdf
    Show Default Application Program Id for an Extension
    
.EXAMPLE
    Set-FTA AcroExch.Document.DC .pdf
    Set Acrobat Reader DC as Default .pdf reader
 
.EXAMPLE
    Set-FTA Applications\SumatraPDF.exe .pdf
    Set Sumatra PDF as Default .pdf reader

.EXAMPLE
    Set-PTA ChromeHTML http
    Set Google Chrome as Default for http Protocol

.EXAMPLE
    Register-FTA "C:\SumatraPDF.exe" .pdf -Icon "shell32.dll,100"
    Register Application and Set as Default for .pdf reader

.LINK
    https://github.com/DanysysTeam/PS-SFTA
    
#>



function Get-FTA {
  [CmdletBinding()]
  param (
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $false)]
    [String]
    $Extension
  )

  
  if ($Extension) {
    Write-Verbose "Get File Type Association for $Extension"
    
    $assocFile = (Get-ItemProperty "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\$Extension\UserChoice" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).ProgId
    Write-Output $assocFile
  }
  else {
    Write-Verbose "Get File Type Association List"

    $assocList = Get-ChildItem HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\* |
    ForEach-Object {
      $progId = (Get-ItemProperty "$($_.PSParentPath)\$($_.PSChildName)\UserChoice" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).ProgId
      if ($progId) {
        "$($_.PSChildName), $progId"
      }
    }
    Write-Output $assocList
  }
  
}

function Get-PTA {
  [CmdletBinding()]
  param (
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $false)]
    [String]
    $Protocol
  )

  if ($Protocol) {
    Write-Verbose "Get Protocol Type Association for $Protocol"

    $assocFile = (Get-ItemProperty "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\$Protocol\UserChoice" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).ProgId
    Write-Output $assocFile
  }
  else {
    Write-Verbose "Get Protocol Type Association List"

    $assocList = Get-ChildItem HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\* |
    ForEach-Object {
      $progId = (Get-ItemProperty "$($_.PSParentPath)\$($_.PSChildName)\UserChoice" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).ProgId
      if ($progId) {
        "$($_.PSChildName), $progId"
      }
    }
    Write-Output $assocList
  }
}

function Register-FTA {
  [CmdletBinding()]
  param (
    [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $true)]
    [ValidateScript( { Test-Path $_ })]
    [String]
    $ProgramPath,

    [Parameter( Position = 1, Mandatory = $true)]
    [Alias("Protocol")]
    [String]
    $Extension,
    
    [Parameter( Position = 2, Mandatory = $false)]
    [String]
    $ProgId,
    
    [Parameter( Position = 3, Mandatory = $false)]
    [String]
    $Icon
  )

  Write-Verbose "Register Application + Set Association"
  Write-Verbose "Application Path: $ProgramPath"
  if ($Extension.Contains(".")) {
    Write-Verbose "Extension: $Extension"
  }
  else {
    Write-Verbose "Protocol: $Extension"
  }
  
  if (!$ProgId) {
    $ProgId = "SFTA." + [System.IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($ProgramPath).replace(" ", "") + $Extension
  }
  
  $progCommand = """$ProgramPath"" ""%1"""
  Write-Verbose "ApplicationId: $ProgId" 
  Write-Verbose "ApplicationCommand: $progCommand"
  
  try {
    $keyPath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\$Extension\OpenWithProgids"
    [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue( $keyPath, $ProgId, ([byte[]]@()), [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryValueKind]::None)
    $keyPath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\$ProgId\shell\open\command"
    [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue($keyPath, "", $progCommand)
    Write-Verbose "Register ProgId and ProgId Command OK"
  }
  catch {
    throw "Register ProgId and ProgId Command FAILED"
  }
  
  Set-FTA -ProgId $ProgId -Extension $Extension -Icon $Icon
}


function Remove-FTA {
  [CmdletBinding()]
  param (
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [Alias("ProgId")]
    [String]
    $ProgramPath,

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [String]
    $Extension
  )
  
  function local:Remove-UserChoiceKey {
    param (
      [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $Key
    )

    $code = @'
    using System;
    using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
    using Microsoft.Win32;
    
    namespace Registry {
      public class Utils {
        [DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
        private static extern int RegOpenKeyEx(UIntPtr hKey, string subKey, int ulOptions, int samDesired, out UIntPtr hkResult);
    
        [DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true, CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]
        private static extern uint RegDeleteKey(UIntPtr hKey, string subKey);

        public static void DeleteKey(string key) {
          UIntPtr hKey = UIntPtr.Zero;
          RegOpenKeyEx((UIntPtr)0x80000001u, key, 0, 0x20019, out hKey);
          RegDeleteKey((UIntPtr)0x80000001u, key);
        }
      }
    }
'@

    try {
      Add-Type -TypeDefinition $code
    }
    catch {}

    try {
      [Registry.Utils]::DeleteKey($Key)
    }
    catch {} 
  } 

  function local:Update-Registry {
    $code = @'
    [System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("Shell32.dll")] 
    private static extern int SHChangeNotify(int eventId, int flags, IntPtr item1, IntPtr item2);
    public static void Refresh() {
        SHChangeNotify(0x8000000, 0, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero);    
    }
'@ 

    try {
      Add-Type -MemberDefinition $code -Namespace SHChange -Name Notify
    }
    catch {}

    try {
      [SHChange.Notify]::Refresh()
    }
    catch {} 
  }

  if (Test-Path -Path $ProgramPath) {
    $ProgId = "SFTA." + [System.IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($ProgramPath).replace(" ", "") + $Extension
  }
  else {
    $ProgId = $ProgramPath
  }

  try {
    $keyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\$Extension\UserChoice"
    Write-Verbose "Remove User UserChoice Key If Exist: $keyPath"
    Remove-UserChoiceKey $keyPath

    $keyPath = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Classes\$ProgId"
    Write-Verbose "Remove Key If Exist: $keyPath"
    Remove-Item -Path $keyPath -Recurse -ErrorAction Stop | Out-Null
    
  }
  catch {
    Write-Verbose "Key No Exist: $keyPath"
  }

  try {
    $keyPath = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Classes\$Extension\OpenWithProgids"
    Write-Verbose "Remove Property If Exist: $keyPath Property $ProgId"
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path $keyPath -Name $ProgId -ErrorAction Stop | Out-Null
    
  }
  catch {
    Write-Verbose "Property No Exist: $keyPath Property: $ProgId"
  } 

  Update-Registry
  Write-Output "Removed: $ProgId" 
}


function Set-FTA {

  [CmdletBinding()]
  param (
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [String]
    $ProgId,

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [Alias("Protocol")]
    [String]
    $Extension,
      
    [String]
    $Icon,

    [switch]
    $DomainSID
  )
  
  if (Test-Path -Path $ProgId) {
    $ProgId = "SFTA." + [System.IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($ProgId).replace(" ", "") + $Extension
  }

  Write-Verbose "ProgId: $ProgId"
  Write-Verbose "Extension/Protocol: $Extension"

  
  #Write required Application Ids to ApplicationAssociationToasts
  #When more than one application associated with an Extension/Protocol is installed ApplicationAssociationToasts need to be updated
  function local:Write-RequiredApplicationAssociationToasts {
    param (
      [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $ProgId,

      [Parameter( Position = 1, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $Extension
    )
    
    try {
      $keyPath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationAssociationToasts"
      [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue($keyPath, $ProgId + "_" + $Extension, 0x0) 
      Write-Verbose ("Write Reg ApplicationAssociationToasts OK: " + $ProgId + "_" + $Extension)
    }
    catch {
      Write-Verbose ("Write Reg ApplicationAssociationToasts FAILED: " + $ProgId + "_" + $Extension)
    }
    
    $allApplicationAssociationToasts = Get-ChildItem -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\$Extension\OpenWithList\* -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | 
    ForEach-Object {
      "Applications\$($_.PSChildName)"
    }

    $allApplicationAssociationToasts += @(
      ForEach ($item in (Get-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\$Extension\OpenWithProgids -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).PSObject.Properties ) {
        if ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($item.Value) -and $item -ne "(default)") {
          $item.Name
        }
      })

    
    $allApplicationAssociationToasts += Get-ChildItem -Path HKLM:SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\* , HKCU:SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\* -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | 
    ForEach-Object {
    (Get-ItemProperty ("$($_.PSPath)\Capabilities\" + (@("URLAssociations", "FileAssociations") | Select-Object -Index $Extension.Contains("."))) -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).$Extension
    }
    
    $allApplicationAssociationToasts | 
    ForEach-Object { if ($_) {
        if (Set-ItemProperty HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationAssociationToasts $_"_"$Extension -Value 0 -Type DWord -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -PassThru) {
          Write-Verbose  ("Write Reg ApplicationAssociationToastsList OK: " + $_ + "_" + $Extension)
        }
        else {
          Write-Verbose  ("Write Reg ApplicationAssociationToastsList FAILED: " + $_ + "_" + $Extension)
        }
      } 
    }

  }

  function local:Update-RegistryChanges {
    $code = @'
    [System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("Shell32.dll")] 
    private static extern int SHChangeNotify(int eventId, int flags, IntPtr item1, IntPtr item2);
    public static void Refresh() {
        SHChangeNotify(0x8000000, 0, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero);    
    }
'@ 

    try {
      Add-Type -MemberDefinition $code -Namespace SHChange -Name Notify
    }
    catch {}

    try {
      [SHChange.Notify]::Refresh()
    }
    catch {} 
  }
  

  function local:Set-Icon {
    param (
      [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $ProgId,

      [Parameter( Position = 1, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $Icon
    )

    try {
      $keyPath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\$ProgId\DefaultIcon"
      [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue($keyPath, "", $Icon) 
      Write-Verbose "Write Reg Icon OK"
      Write-Verbose "Reg Icon: $keyPath"
    }
    catch {
      Write-Verbose "Write Reg Icon FAILED"
    }
  }


  function local:Write-ExtensionKeys {
    param (
      [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $ProgId,

      [Parameter( Position = 1, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $Extension,

      [Parameter( Position = 2, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $ProgHash
    )
    

    function local:Remove-UserChoiceKey {
      param (
        [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
        [String]
        $Key
      )

      $code = @'
      using System;
      using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
      using Microsoft.Win32;
      
      namespace Registry {
        public class Utils {
          [DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
          private static extern int RegOpenKeyEx(UIntPtr hKey, string subKey, int ulOptions, int samDesired, out UIntPtr hkResult);
      
          [DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true, CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]
          private static extern uint RegDeleteKey(UIntPtr hKey, string subKey);
  
          public static void DeleteKey(string key) {
            UIntPtr hKey = UIntPtr.Zero;
            RegOpenKeyEx((UIntPtr)0x80000001u, key, 0, 0x20019, out hKey);
            RegDeleteKey((UIntPtr)0x80000001u, key);
          }
        }
      }
'@
  
      try {
        Add-Type -TypeDefinition $code
      }
      catch {}

      try {
        [Registry.Utils]::DeleteKey($Key)
      }
      catch {} 
    } 

    
    try {
      $keyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\$Extension\UserChoice"
      Write-Verbose "Remove Extension UserChoice Key If Exist: $keyPath"
      Remove-UserChoiceKey $keyPath
    }
    catch {
      Write-Verbose "Extension UserChoice Key No Exist: $keyPath"
    }
  

    try {
      $keyPath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\$Extension\UserChoice"
      [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue($keyPath, "Hash", $ProgHash)
      [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue($keyPath, "ProgId", $ProgId)
      Write-Verbose "Write Reg Extension UserChoice OK"
    }
    catch {
      throw "Write Reg Extension UserChoice FAILED"
    }
  }


  function local:Write-ProtocolKeys {
    param (
      [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $ProgId,

      [Parameter( Position = 1, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $Protocol,

      [Parameter( Position = 2, Mandatory = $True )]
      [String]
      $ProgHash
    )
      

    try {
      $keyPath = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\$Protocol\UserChoice"
      Write-Verbose "Remove Protocol UserChoice Key If Exist: $keyPath"
      Remove-Item -Path $keyPath -Recurse -ErrorAction Stop | Out-Null
    
    }
    catch {
      Write-Verbose "Protocol UserChoice Key No Exist: $keyPath"
    }
  

    try {
      $keyPath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\$Protocol\UserChoice"
      [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue( $keyPath, "Hash", $ProgHash)
      [Microsoft.Win32.Registry]::SetValue($keyPath, "ProgId", $ProgId)
      Write-Verbose "Write Reg Protocol UserChoice OK"
    }
    catch {
      throw "Write Reg Protocol UserChoice FAILED"
    }
    
  }

  
  function local:Get-UserExperience {
    [OutputType([string])]
      
    $userExperienceSearch = "User Choice set via Windows User Experience"
    $user32Path = [Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::SystemX86) + "\Shell32.dll"
    $fileStream = [System.IO.File]::Open($user32Path, [System.IO.FileMode]::Open, [System.IO.FileAccess]::Read, [System.IO.FileShare]::ReadWrite)
    $binaryReader = New-Object System.IO.BinaryReader($fileStream)
    [Byte[]] $bytesData = $binaryReader.ReadBytes(5mb)
    $fileStream.Close()
    $dataString = [Text.Encoding]::Unicode.GetString($bytesData)
    $position1 = $dataString.IndexOf($userExperienceSearch)
    $position2 = $dataString.IndexOf("}", $position1)

    Write-Output $dataString.Substring($position1, $position2 - $position1 + 1)
  }
  

  function local:Get-UserSid {
    [OutputType([string])]
    $userSid = ((New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount([Environment]::UserName)).Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier]).value).ToLower()
    Write-Output $userSid
  }

  #use in this special case
  #https://github.com/DanysysTeam/PS-SFTA/pull/7
  function local:Get-UserSidDomain {
    if (-not ("System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement" -as [type])) {
      Add-Type -AssemblyName System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
    }
    [OutputType([string])]
    $userSid = ([System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.UserPrincipal]::Current).SID.Value.ToLower()
    Write-Output $userSid
  }



  function local:Get-HexDateTime {
    [OutputType([string])]

    $now = [DateTime]::Now
    $dateTime = [DateTime]::New($now.Year, $now.Month, $now.Day, $now.Hour, $now.Minute, 0)
    $fileTime = $dateTime.ToFileTime()
    $hi = ($fileTime -shr 32)
    $low = ($fileTime -band 0xFFFFFFFFL)
    $dateTimeHex = ($hi.ToString("X8") + $low.ToString("X8")).ToLower()
    Write-Output $dateTimeHex
  }
  
  function Get-Hash {
    [CmdletBinding()]
    param (
      [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $True )]
      [string]
      $BaseInfo
    )


    function local:Get-ShiftRight {
      [CmdletBinding()]
      param (
        [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $true)]
        [long] $iValue, 
            
        [Parameter( Position = 1, Mandatory = $true)]
        [int] $iCount 
      )
    
      if ($iValue -band 0x80000000) {
        Write-Output (( $iValue -shr $iCount) -bxor 0xFFFF0000)
      }
      else {
        Write-Output  ($iValue -shr $iCount)
      }
    }
    

    function local:Get-Long {
      [CmdletBinding()]
      param (
        [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $true)]
        [byte[]] $Bytes,
    
        [Parameter( Position = 1)]
        [int] $Index = 0
      )
    
      Write-Output ([BitConverter]::ToInt32($Bytes, $Index))
    }
    

    function local:Convert-Int32 {
      param (
        [Parameter( Position = 0, Mandatory = $true)]
        $Value
      )
    
      [byte[]] $bytes = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($Value)
      return [BitConverter]::ToInt32( $bytes, 0) 
    }

    [Byte[]] $bytesBaseInfo = [System.Text.Encoding]::Unicode.GetBytes($baseInfo) 
    $bytesBaseInfo += 0x00, 0x00  
    
    $MD5 = New-Object -TypeName System.Security.Cryptography.MD5CryptoServiceProvider
    [Byte[]] $bytesMD5 = $MD5.ComputeHash($bytesBaseInfo)
    
    $lengthBase = ($baseInfo.Length * 2) + 2 
    $length = (($lengthBase -band 4) -le 1) + (Get-ShiftRight $lengthBase  2) - 1
    $base64Hash = ""

    if ($length -gt 1) {
    
      $map = @{PDATA = 0; CACHE = 0; COUNTER = 0 ; INDEX = 0; MD51 = 0; MD52 = 0; OUTHASH1 = 0; OUTHASH2 = 0;
        R0 = 0; R1 = @(0, 0); R2 = @(0, 0); R3 = 0; R4 = @(0, 0); R5 = @(0, 0); R6 = @(0, 0); R7 = @(0, 0)
      }
    
      $map.CACHE = 0
      $map.OUTHASH1 = 0
      $map.PDATA = 0
      $map.MD51 = (((Get-Long $bytesMD5) -bor 1) + 0x69FB0000L)
      $map.MD52 = ((Get-Long $bytesMD5 4) -bor 1) + 0x13DB0000L
      $map.INDEX = Get-ShiftRight ($length - 2) 1
      $map.COUNTER = $map.INDEX + 1
    
      while ($map.COUNTER) {
        $map.R0 = Convert-Int32 ((Get-Long $bytesBaseInfo $map.PDATA) + [long]$map.OUTHASH1)
        $map.R1[0] = Convert-Int32 (Get-Long $bytesBaseInfo ($map.PDATA + 4))
        $map.PDATA = $map.PDATA + 8
        $map.R2[0] = Convert-Int32 (($map.R0 * ([long]$map.MD51)) - (0x10FA9605L * ((Get-ShiftRight $map.R0 16))))
        $map.R2[1] = Convert-Int32 ((0x79F8A395L * ([long]$map.R2[0])) + (0x689B6B9FL * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R2[0] 16)))
        $map.R3 = Convert-Int32 ((0xEA970001L * $map.R2[1]) - (0x3C101569L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R2[1] 16) ))
        $map.R4[0] = Convert-Int32 ($map.R3 + $map.R1[0])
        $map.R5[0] = Convert-Int32 ($map.CACHE + $map.R3)
        $map.R6[0] = Convert-Int32 (($map.R4[0] * [long]$map.MD52) - (0x3CE8EC25L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R4[0] 16)))
        $map.R6[1] = Convert-Int32 ((0x59C3AF2DL * $map.R6[0]) - (0x2232E0F1L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R6[0] 16)))
        $map.OUTHASH1 = Convert-Int32 ((0x1EC90001L * $map.R6[1]) + (0x35BD1EC9L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R6[1] 16)))
        $map.OUTHASH2 = Convert-Int32 ([long]$map.R5[0] + [long]$map.OUTHASH1)
        $map.CACHE = ([long]$map.OUTHASH2)
        $map.COUNTER = $map.COUNTER - 1
      }

      [Byte[]] $outHash = @(0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00)
      [byte[]] $buffer = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($map.OUTHASH1)
      $buffer.CopyTo($outHash, 0)
      $buffer = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($map.OUTHASH2)
      $buffer.CopyTo($outHash, 4)
    
      $map = @{PDATA = 0; CACHE = 0; COUNTER = 0 ; INDEX = 0; MD51 = 0; MD52 = 0; OUTHASH1 = 0; OUTHASH2 = 0;
        R0 = 0; R1 = @(0, 0); R2 = @(0, 0); R3 = 0; R4 = @(0, 0); R5 = @(0, 0); R6 = @(0, 0); R7 = @(0, 0)
      }
    
      $map.CACHE = 0
      $map.OUTHASH1 = 0
      $map.PDATA = 0
      $map.MD51 = ((Get-Long $bytesMD5) -bor 1)
      $map.MD52 = ((Get-Long $bytesMD5 4) -bor 1)
      $map.INDEX = Get-ShiftRight ($length - 2) 1
      $map.COUNTER = $map.INDEX + 1

      while ($map.COUNTER) {
        $map.R0 = Convert-Int32 ((Get-Long $bytesBaseInfo $map.PDATA) + ([long]$map.OUTHASH1))
        $map.PDATA = $map.PDATA + 8
        $map.R1[0] = Convert-Int32 ($map.R0 * [long]$map.MD51)
        $map.R1[1] = Convert-Int32 ((0xB1110000L * $map.R1[0]) - (0x30674EEFL * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R1[0] 16)))
        $map.R2[0] = Convert-Int32 ((0x5B9F0000L * $map.R1[1]) - (0x78F7A461L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R1[1] 16)))
        $map.R2[1] = Convert-Int32 ((0x12CEB96DL * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R2[0] 16)) - (0x46930000L * $map.R2[0]))
        $map.R3 = Convert-Int32 ((0x1D830000L * $map.R2[1]) + (0x257E1D83L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R2[1] 16)))
        $map.R4[0] = Convert-Int32 ([long]$map.MD52 * ([long]$map.R3 + (Get-Long $bytesBaseInfo ($map.PDATA - 4))))
        $map.R4[1] = Convert-Int32 ((0x16F50000L * $map.R4[0]) - (0x5D8BE90BL * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R4[0] 16)))
        $map.R5[0] = Convert-Int32 ((0x96FF0000L * $map.R4[1]) - (0x2C7C6901L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R4[1] 16)))
        $map.R5[1] = Convert-Int32 ((0x2B890000L * $map.R5[0]) + (0x7C932B89L * (Get-ShiftRight $map.R5[0] 16)))
        $map.OUTHASH1 = Convert-Int32 ((0x9F690000L * $map.R5[1]) - (0x405B6097L * (Get-ShiftRight ($map.R5[1]) 16)))
        $map.OUTHASH2 = Convert-Int32 ([long]$map.OUTHASH1 + $map.CACHE + $map.R3) 
        $map.CACHE = ([long]$map.OUTHASH2)
        $map.COUNTER = $map.COUNTER - 1
      }
    
      $buffer = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($map.OUTHASH1)
      $buffer.CopyTo($outHash, 8)
      $buffer = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($map.OUTHASH2)
      $buffer.CopyTo($outHash, 12)
    
      [Byte[]] $outHashBase = @(0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00)
      $hashValue1 = ((Get-Long $outHash 8) -bxor (Get-Long $outHash))
      $hashValue2 = ((Get-Long $outHash 12) -bxor (Get-Long $outHash 4))
    
      $buffer = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($hashValue1)
      $buffer.CopyTo($outHashBase, 0)
      $buffer = [BitConverter]::GetBytes($hashValue2)
      $buffer.CopyTo($outHashBase, 4)
      $base64Hash = [Convert]::ToBase64String($outHashBase) 
    }

    Write-Output $base64Hash
  }

  Write-Verbose "Getting Hash For $ProgId   $Extension"
  If ($DomainSID.IsPresent) { Write-Verbose  "Use Get-UserSidDomain" } Else { Write-Verbose  "Use Get-UserSid" } 
  $userSid = If ($DomainSID.IsPresent) { Get-UserSidDomain } Else { Get-UserSid } 
  $userExperience = Get-UserExperience
  $userDateTime = Get-HexDateTime
  Write-Debug "UserDateTime: $userDateTime"
  Write-Debug "UserSid: $userSid"
  Write-Debug "UserExperience: $userExperience"

  $baseInfo = "$Extension$userSid$ProgId$userDateTime$userExperience".ToLower()
  Write-Verbose "baseInfo: $baseInfo"

  $progHash = Get-Hash $baseInfo
  Write-Verbose "Hash: $progHash"
  
  #Write AssociationToasts List
  Write-RequiredApplicationAssociationToasts $ProgId $Extension

  #Handle Extension Or Protocol
  if ($Extension.Contains(".")) {
    Write-Verbose "Write Registry Extension: $Extension"
    Write-ExtensionKeys $ProgId $Extension $progHash

  }
  else {
    Write-Verbose "Write Registry Protocol: $Extension"
    Write-ProtocolKeys $ProgId $Extension $progHash
  }

   
  if ($Icon) {
    Write-Verbose  "Set Icon: $Icon"
    Set-Icon $ProgId $Icon
  }

  Update-RegistryChanges 

}

function Set-PTA {
  [CmdletBinding()]
  param (
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [String]
    $ProgId,

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [String]
    $Protocol,
      
    [String]
    $Icon
  )

  Set-FTA -ProgId $ProgId -Protocol $Protocol -Icon $Icon
}

Next we need to create a batch script that will run once for each new user profile in order to set CMTrace as the default app for log files.

Install and Configure Splunk Univer...
Install and Configure Splunk Universal Forwarder on Windows
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
cd "C:\ProgramData\SFTA"
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& { . .\SFTA.ps1; Register-FTA 'C:\Windows\CMTrace.exe' '.log' -Verbose }"
(goto) 2>nul & del "%~f0"
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads\CMTrace\Files” and name it: Register-CMTrace.cmd
    • You should now see the following files inside the Files directory
      • CMTrace.exe
      • SFTA.ps1
      • Register-CMTrace.cmd
  • Copy the PowerShell script below to “C:\Downloads\CMTrace & name it Deploy-CMTrace.ps1
<#
.SYNOPSIS
	This script performs the installation or uninstallation of CMTrace.
	# LICENSE #
	PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit - Provides a set of functions to perform common application deployment tasks on Windows.
	Copyright (C) 2017 - Sean Lillis, Dan Cunningham, Muhammad Mashwani, Aman Motazedian.
	This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
	You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
.DESCRIPTION
	The script is provided as a template to perform an install or uninstall of an application(s).
	The script either performs an "Install" deployment type or an "Uninstall" deployment type.
	The install deployment type is broken down into 3 main sections/phases: Pre-Install, Install, and Post-Install.
	The script dot-sources the AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1 script which contains the logic and functions required to install or uninstall an application.
.PARAMETER DeploymentType
	The type of deployment to perform. Default is: Install.
.PARAMETER DeployMode
	Specifies whether the installation should be run in Interactive, Silent, or NonInteractive mode. Default is: Interactive. Options: Interactive = Shows dialogs, Silent = No dialogs, NonInteractive = Very silent, i.e. no blocking apps. NonInteractive mode is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not user interactive.
.PARAMETER AllowRebootPassThru
	Allows the 3010 return code (requires restart) to be passed back to the parent process (e.g. SCCM) if detected from an installation. If 3010 is passed back to SCCM, a reboot prompt will be triggered.
.PARAMETER TerminalServerMode
	Changes to "user install mode" and back to "user execute mode" for installing/uninstalling applications for Remote Destkop Session Hosts/Citrix servers.
.PARAMETER DisableLogging
	Disables logging to file for the script. Default is: $false.
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.NOTES
	Toolkit Exit Code Ranges:
	60000 - 68999: Reserved for built-in exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1, Deploy-Application.exe, and AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1
	69000 - 69999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1
	70000 - 79999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in AppDeployToolkitExtensions.ps1
.LINK
	http://psappdeploytoolkit.com
#>
[CmdletBinding()]
Param (
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Install','Uninstall','Repair')]
	[string]$DeploymentType = 'Install',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Interactive','Silent','NonInteractive')]
	[string]$DeployMode = 'Interactive',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$AllowRebootPassThru = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$TerminalServerMode = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$DisableLogging = $false
)

Try {
	## Set the script execution policy for this process
	Try { Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy 'ByPass' -Scope 'Process' -Force -ErrorAction 'Stop' } Catch {}

	##*===============================================
	##* VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Application
	[string]$appVendor = ''
	[string]$appName = 'CMTrace'
	[string]$appVersion = ''
	[string]$appArch = ''
	[string]$appLang = ''
	[string]$appRevision = ''
	[string]$appScriptVersion = '1.0.0'
	[string]$appScriptDate = 'XX/XX/20XX'
	[string]$appScriptAuthor = 'Jason Bergner'
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Install Titles (Only set here to override defaults set by the toolkit)
	[string]$installName = ''
	[string]$installTitle = 'CMTrace'

	##* Do not modify section below
	#region DoNotModify

	## Variables: Exit Code
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 0

	## Variables: Script
	[string]$deployAppScriptFriendlyName = 'Deploy Application'
	[version]$deployAppScriptVersion = [version]'3.8.4'
	[string]$deployAppScriptDate = '26/01/2021'
	[hashtable]$deployAppScriptParameters = $psBoundParameters

	## Variables: Environment
	If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $InvocationInfo = $HostInvocation } Else { $InvocationInfo = $MyInvocation }
	[string]$scriptDirectory = Split-Path -Path $InvocationInfo.MyCommand.Definition -Parent

	## Dot source the required App Deploy Toolkit Functions
	Try {
		[string]$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain = "$scriptDirectory\AppDeployToolkit\AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1"
		If (-not (Test-Path -LiteralPath $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -PathType 'Leaf')) { Throw "Module does not exist at the specified location [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain]." }
		If ($DisableLogging) { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -DisableLogging } Else { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain }
	}
	Catch {
		If ($mainExitCode -eq 0){ [int32]$mainExitCode = 60008 }
		Write-Error -Message "Module [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain] failed to load: `n$($_.Exception.Message)`n `n$($_.InvocationInfo.PositionMessage)" -ErrorAction 'Continue'
		## Exit the script, returning the exit code to SCCM
		If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $script:ExitCode = $mainExitCode; Exit } Else { Exit $mainExitCode }
	}

	#endregion
	##* Do not modify section above
	##*===============================================
	##* END VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================

	If ($deploymentType -ine 'Uninstall' -and $deploymentType -ine 'Repair') {
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Installation'

		## Show Welcome Message, Close CMTrace With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'CMTrace' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

		## Show Progress Message (with the default message)
		Show-InstallationProgress

        ## Remove Any Existing CMTrace from C:\Windows Directory (If Present)
        $CMTrace = "$envWinDir\CMTrace.exe"
        If (Test-Path $CMTrace) {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing CMTrace from C:\Windows Directory."
        Remove-Item -Path "$CMTrace" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
        Sleep -Seconds 5
        }
  
		##*===============================================
		##* INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Installation'

        ## Install CMTrace
        $ExePath = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles" -Include CMTrace.exe -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($ExePath.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($ExePath.FullName), now attempting to copy $installTitle to the Windows directory."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing CMTrace. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Copy-Item $ExePath -Destination "$envWinDir" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Sleep -Seconds 5

        ## Create CMTrace Start Menu Shortcut (Optional)
        Write-Log -Message "Creating CMTrace Start Menu Shortcut." -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName

        $TargetFile = "$envWinDir\CMTrace.exe"
        $ShortcutFile = "$envAllUsersProfile\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CMTrace.lnk"
        $WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
        $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
        $Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
        $Shortcut.Save()
      
        ## Set CMTrace As Default Log Viewer
        Write-Log -Message "Setting CMTrace As Default Log Viewer."

        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\Software\Classes\.lo_' -Name '(Default)' -Value "Log.File" -Type String
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\Software\Classes\.log' -Name '(Default)' -Value "Log.File" -Type String
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\Software\Classes\Log.File\shell\open\command' -Name '(Default)' -Value "`"C:\Windows\CMTrace.exe`" `"%1`"" -Type String
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Trace32'

        [scriptblock]$HKCURegistrySettings = {
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Trace32' -Name 'Register File Types' -Value 0 -Type String -SID $UserProfile.SID
        }
        Invoke-HKCURegistrySettingsForAllUsers -RegistrySettings $HKCURegistrySettings -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        ## Set CMTrace As Default App For Log Files
        Write-Log -Message "Setting CMTrace As Default App For Log Files."

        [scriptblock]$HKCURegistrySettings = {
        Remove-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.log' -Recurse -SID $UserProfile.SID
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.log\OpenWithList' -Name 'a' -Value 'CMTrace.exe' -Type String -SID $UserProfile.SID
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.log\OpenWithList' -Name 'MRUList' -Value 'a' -Type String -SID $UserProfile.SID
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.log\OpenWithProgids' -Name 'Log.File' -Type Binary -SID $UserProfile.SID
        }
        Invoke-HKCURegistrySettingsForAllUsers -RegistrySettings $HKCURegistrySettings -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        $output = Execute-Process -Path "$envSystem32Directory\cmd.exe" -Parameters '/c Ftype Log.File=C:\Windows\CMTrace.exe %1' -WindowStyle Hidden -PassThru
        Write-Log $output.StdOut

        ## Set CMTrace As Default App For Log Files for New User Profiles
        $SFTA = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles" -Include SFTA.ps1 -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($SFTA.Exists)
        {
        $FTA = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles" -Include Register-CMTrace.cmd -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($FTA.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Setting CMTrace As Default App For Log Files for New User Profiles."
        New-Item "$envAllUsersProfile\SFTA\" -ItemType Directory -Force
        Copy-Item $SFTA -Destination "$envAllUsersProfile\SFTA\" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        $Default = "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\"
        New-Item "$Default" -ItemType Directory -Force
        Copy-Item $FTA -Destination "$Default" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        }
        } 
        }     
    
		##*===============================================
		##* POST-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Installation'

	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Uninstall')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Uninstallation'

		## Show Welcome Message, Close CMTrace With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'CMTrace' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

        ## Show Progress Message (With a Message to Indicate the Application is Being Uninstalled)
        Show-InstallationProgress -StatusMessage "Uninstalling the $installTitle Application. Please Wait..."


		##*===============================================
		##* UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Uninstallation'

        ## Remove Any Existing CMTrace from C:\Windows Directory (If Present)
        $CMTrace = "$envWinDir\CMTrace.exe"
        If (Test-Path $CMTrace) {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing CMTrace from C:\Windows Directory."
        Remove-Item -Path "$CMTrace" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Sleep -Seconds 5

        ## Reset Notepad as Default Log Viewer
        Write-Log -Message "Resetting Notepad as Default Log Viewer."
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\Software\Classes\Log.File\shell\open\command' -Name '(Default)' -Value "`"C:\Windows\Notepad.exe`" `"%1`"" -Type String

        ## Remove Trace32 Registry Key from HKCU for All Users
        [scriptblock]$HKCURegistrySettings = {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing Trace32 Registry Key from HKCU for All Users."
        Remove-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Trace32' -Recurse -SID $UserProfile.SID
        }
        Invoke-HKCURegistrySettingsForAllUsers -RegistrySettings $HKCURegistrySettings -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        ## Reset Notepad As Default App For Log Files
        Write-Log -Message "Resetting Notepad As Default App For Log Files."
        $output = Execute-Process -Path "$envSystem32Directory\cmd.exe" -Parameters '/c Ftype Log.File=C:\Windows\Notepad.exe %1' -WindowStyle Hidden -PassThru
        Write-Log $output.StdOut
        }

        ## Remove Register-CMTrace.cmd Script From Default Profile StartUp Folder
        If (Test-Path -Path "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Register-CMTrace.cmd" ) {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing Register-CMTrace.cmd Script From Default Profile StartUp Folder."
        Remove-Item -Path "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Register-CMTrace.cmd" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Sleep -Seconds 5
        }

        ## Remove CMTrace Start Menu Shortcut (If Present)
        If (Test-Path -Path "$envAllUsersProfile\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CMTrace.lnk") {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing the CMTrace Start Menu Shortcut."
        Remove-Item -Path "$envAllUsersProfile\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CMTrace.lnk" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Sleep -Seconds 5 
        }

		##*===============================================
		##* POST-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Uninstallation'


	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Repair')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Repair'


		##*===============================================
		##* REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Repair'


		##*===============================================
		##* POST-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Repair'


    }
	##*===============================================
	##* END SCRIPT BODY
	##*===============================================

	## Call the Exit-Script function to perform final cleanup operations
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}
Catch {
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 60001
	[string]$mainErrorMessage = "$(Resolve-Error)"
	Write-Log -Message $mainErrorMessage -Severity 3 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
	Show-DialogBox -Text $mainErrorMessage -Icon 'Stop'
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}

Ok, all the hard work is done and now you can install & set CMTrace as default log viewer for all users using one single PowerShell script. Simply change the DeploymentType parameter to install or uninstall. Logging functionality is built-in automatically and you can view the log files under “C:\Windows\Logs\Software”.


Install & Set CMTrace as Default Log Viewer for All Users NonInteractive Install (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\CMTrace”
    • PS C:\Downloads\CMTrace>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Install & Set CMTrace as Default Log Viewer for All Users Silent Install (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\CMTrace
    • PS C:\Downloads\CMTrace>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"

Install & Set CMTrace as Default Log Viewer for All Users Interactive Install (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\CMTrace
    • PS C:\Downloads\CMTrace>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-CMTrace.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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