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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. Finding a MAC address through PXE boot

    Imaging computers using Windows Deployment Services or System Center – can be painful when you don’t know the MAC address of a computer finding a MAC address through PXE boot can be quite useful – this needs to be done from the physical workstation. Start the computer Tap F12 to start network boot as soon as the computer starts to boot You should get to a black screen with some white writing – select Pause/Break on...…


  2. Reset Nokia Windows phone to factory settings

    As part of my role at work – we continuously swap the company’s mobile phone – a Nokia windows phone so being able to reset Nokia windows phone to factory settings is quite useful as we store our contacts on the SIM card so restoring the phone back to factory settings before handing them on is a useful occurrence. Warning: This erases all personal content on your phone and restores the factory settings._ _Make sure the...…


  3. Lync Server Control Panel is blank

    The Lync Server Control panel is used to control most Lync user policies and settings so when the Lync Server control is blank – it causes an issue with maintaining and configuring the Lync server. The Lync Server control panel relies on the Silverlight dependency in order to display properly – if your Lync Server Control Panel is blank – install Silverlight and restart the control panel. …


  4. How to setup an Exchange mailbox on a mac

    Having access to an exchange mailbox on a Mac or iMac is very useful – especially if you are a designer in a prominent Windows domain environment – setup exchange email account on mac is incredibly easy on the client site – as long as the relevant ports have been opened up allowing you to connect from outside a Windows domain. Open the Apple menu Click System Preferences Click Internet Accounts. Click the Add (+) button. Click...…


  5. Update caching on OSX Server

    Update caching on OSX server can be easily managed through the Server application. It is recommended to turn on updating caching to allow osx clients to be able to draw Apple updates from the server without having to branch out onto the internet – decreasing broadband data usage and network traffic. Navigate to: Applications Open Server Select Caching Click On/Off to turn on the Software Update caching service …