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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 – Convert Core installation to full GUI installation

    You have to have administration rights for this – open an elevated powershell prompt and type: Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –Restart press Enter for the cmdlet to install the Server 2012 user interface. …


  2. How to remove Applications from the application list on the Play Store

    On your Android – open the Play Store. Click Menu Click My Apps On the left – select All Select the Application you would like to remove and select – “Remove (app name) from my Apps” Click Ok Now on the Google Play website – under your Applications the application you removed should be removed from the list. …


  3. 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....…


  4. 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 &...…


  5. 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! …