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luke.geek.nz


An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. Create VHD in Windows 7

    Want to create a VHD in Windows 7? Why? You may ask… would you use a VHD? Using a VHD as a “virtual disk” you can easily use it as a self-contained “folder” or storage mechanism, you can also use it to install operating systems onto allowing to run dual booted operating systems with only one hard drive and not having to worry about partition ids. Creating VHD files in Windows 7 is remarkably easy –...…


  2. How to show Administrative Tools in Windows 8

    Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) – allows for RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) just like the previous versions of Windows for remote management of Server 2012 – however you need to reveal or show it. By default however – this is hidden from the Metro Title menu and you have to enable it – follow the quick guide below to show the Administrative Tools in Windows 8. Open the Start screen. Hit Windows Key+C to bring up...…


  3. Windows cannot connect to the domain

    Open Active Directory Users & Computers Right click Computers Search for the computer name you would like to remove and right click and select Reset Now on the computer logon using a local computer account. Right click Computer/My Computer Select Properties Click Computer Name tab and select Change Click on Member of – and change from Domain to Workgroup and click Ok Windows will prompt you to restart your Computer – select Restart later Select Domain...…


  4. Unable to Remote Desktop into Computer

    There can be various reasons why people are unable to Remote Desktop into a Computer – one of the reasons could be they are not in the Remote Desktop users group on the local machine or the necessary services – for Remote Desktop connectivity aren’t enabled. Follow the guide below to make sure the services are fully enabled and up and running you can test one at a time. Open Run Type in: services.msc Click...…


  5. Remote assist Xenapp users

    Due to inconsistencies in Microsoft’s remote assistance and dual monitor technologies – there is an incompatibility between Server 2008 R2 and some Windows client operating systems – not allowing you to use Citrix tools to shadow and control XenApp sessions – follow the quick guide below to remote assist Xenapp users.   A way around this is to – publish Remote Assistance for Helpdesk and System administrator access.   Table of Contents 1 Configure Remote...…