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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. Windows Server 2012 - This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk.

    This usually occurs when you are using a new SATA or solid-state drive that hasn’t been initialized yet. To fix this issue – use the Windows Server 2012 device manager tools during setup to create the partition on the hard drive that you are attempting to install to. You can use this opportunity to layout any extra partitions that you may need. …


  2. Unable to right click in Microsoft Excel

    This is fixed by removing the Excel11.xlb excel template file located in the following locations: Win7 32bit: C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office14/XLSTART C:/Users/UserName/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Excel/XLSTART Win7 64bit: C:/Program Files(x86)/Microsoft Office/Office14/XLSTART C:/Users/UserName/AppData/Roaming/MicrosoftExcel/XLSTART Note: Make sure Excel is closed before attempted to remove this file – Excel will automatically generate a new Excel11.xlb template. …


  3. .NET Framework not installing through SCCM

    Click Start Click Run and type in: services.msc Stop the Automatic Update service Navigate to: C:\Windows Delete the: SoftwareDistribution folder Start the Automatic Update service Double click on the SCCM Update icon in the notification tray and select Install & Install now. …


  4. How to export local group policy settings into a HTML report

    Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box Type in: cmd and press Enter This will load the Windows Command Prompt Using the CD (change directory) command – change your directory to where you want to save the report… for example “cd Desktop” will change to your Desktop. Type in: gpresult /h LocalGrpPolReport.html and press Enter This will then load the group policy snap-in in the background and generate a HTML page...…


  5. Clear Print Queue from Printer Installer

    Open the Printer Installer admin interface Login with your Printer Installer details. You are now logged into the Printer Installer Admin panel In the search field up the top – type in the Print Queue name of the printer – once found select to bring up the printer’s configuration. Click on Queue (top menu bar) Select – Delete all – to delete all queued jobs. This could take a few minutes. …