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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. Free Internet Explorer – Development Virtual Machines

    I have recently found a good web resource – 90 day restricted Virtual Machines, compatible with Hyper-V/VMWare & Virtual box that I thought I would share. These Virtual Machines are intended for web development testing and include Windows XP machines running Internet Explorer 6 to Windows 8.1 machines running Internet Explorer 11 (as of this post). To access these Virtual Machines – go to: Modern.ie and select “Get Free VMs” to see the download list....…


  2. Remove unused user profiles on a remote Windows workstation

    Note: The intended guide for this audience is a Help Desk or Service Desk – this is intended for a domain setup with the user having local administration rights on the workstation. First, you need to download tool called: Delprof2 (this is a remake of the Microsoft Delprof utility that Microsoft had dropped support & updates for) Once downloaded open My Computer/Computer and navigate to c:\Windows\System32 on your local machine. Extract the delprof2 zip file &...…


  3. How to setup delegation in VMWare Service Manager

    Open VMWare Service Manager Open the managers People record On the left hand menu select Delegation Click Add – and add the user that you want to delegate approval to. Select Notify Delegate to send an email to the delegate so they are aware of the change. Make sure Activate Delegation is ticked. You have now setup delegation! …


  4. How to add users to remote computers local Administrators groups

    First you need to download – PSEXEC – a command line tool that will allow you to execute commands on remote workstations. Once downloaded open My Computer/Computer and navigate to: C:\Windows\System32 on your local machine. Extract the zip file contents to the System32 folder (this will allow you to run the psexec command from any folder within Command Prompt). Navigate to your Documents or Desktop and create a new txt file called: computernames.txt In the...…


  5. Reset Windows 7/8 Firewall to its default state

    Note: You need the rights to be able to run an elevated Command Prompt. Windows 7 Click Start Click All Programs Click Accessories Right click Command Prompt Select Run as Administrator In the command prompt type: netsh advfirewall reset Press Enter to reset your firewall rules to their default state Windows 8 Press the Windows key to open the charm interface Type in: command Right click Command Prompt Select Run as Administrator In the command...…