Automating with PowerShell: Deploying StorageSense

This is a follow up blog on last weeks blog of monitoring Storage Sense settings; to read about that check out the previous blog here. Monitoring Storage sense can ease your maintenance workload, but you do need a way to deploy StorageSense too.

You can use the script below to deploy storagesense, it even gives you the option to automatically add the OneDrive sites to the StorageSense settings, It’s important to note that StorageSense does not remove cache files that are marked as ‘Always remain offline’ – It only clears the cache for files that are untouched as long as you’ve defined.

Alright, so let’s go to deploying; as before the script uses my RunAsUser module because the StorageSense settings are user based.

The script

Using the script is straightforward; change the deployment settings to your preference, and run the script below.

#Settings
[PSCustomObject]@{
    PrefSched               = '0' #Options are: 0(Low Diskspace),1,7,30
    ClearTemporaryFiles     = $true
    ClearRecycler           = $true
    ClearDownloads          = $true
    AllowClearOneDriveCache = $true
    AddAllOneDrivelocations = $true
    ClearRecyclerDays       = '60' #Options are: 0(never),1,14,30,60
    ClearDownloadsDays      = '60' #Options are: 0(never),1,14,30,60
    ClearOneDriveCacheDays  = '60' #Options are: 0(never),1,14,30,60

    
} | ConvertTo-Json | Out-File "C:\Windows\Temp\WantedStorageSenseSettings.txt"
#

If (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name "RunAsUser") { 
    Import-module RunAsUser
}
Else { 
    Install-PackageProvider NuGet -Force
    Set-PSRepository PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted
    Install-Module RunAsUser -force -Repository PSGallery
}

$ScriptBlock = {
    $WantedSettings = Get-Content "C:\Windows\Temp\WantedStorageSenseSettings.txt" | ConvertFrom-Json
    $StorageSenseKeys = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\StorageSense\Parameters\StoragePolicy\'
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '01' -value '1' -Type DWord  -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '04' -value $WantedSettings.ClearTemporaryFiles -Type DWord -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '08' -value $WantedSettings.ClearRecycler -Type DWord -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '32' -value $WantedSettings.ClearDownloads -Type DWord -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '256' -value $WantedSettings.ClearRecyclerDays -Type DWord -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '512' -value $WantedSettings.ClearDownloadsDays -Type DWord -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name '2048' -value $WantedSettings.PrefSched -Type DWord -Force
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $StorageSenseKeys -name 'CloudfilePolicyConsent' -value $WantedSettings.AllowClearOneDriveCache -Type DWord -Force
    if ($WantedSettings.AddAllOneDrivelocations) {
        $CurrentUserSID = ([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).User.Value
        $CurrentSites = Get-ItemProperty 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OneDrive\Accounts\Business1\ScopeIdToMountPointPathCache' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object -Property * -ExcludeProperty PSPath, PsParentPath, PSChildname, PSDrive, PsProvider
        foreach ($OneDriveSite in $CurrentSites.psobject.properties.name) {
            New-Item "$($StorageSenseKeys)/OneDrive!$($CurrentUserSID)!Business1|$($OneDriveSite)" -Force
            New-ItemProperty "$($StorageSenseKeys)/OneDrive!$($CurrentUserSID)!Business1|$($OneDriveSite)" -Name '02' -Value '1' -type DWORD -Force
            New-ItemProperty "$($StorageSenseKeys)/OneDrive!$($CurrentUserSID)!Business1|$($OneDriveSite)" -Name '128' -Value $WantedSettings.ClearOneDriveCacheDays -type DWORD -Force
        }
    }

}

$null = Invoke-AsCurrentUser -ScriptBlock $ScriptBlock -UseWindowsPowerShell -NonElevatedSession

And that’s it! as always, Happy PowerShelling!

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