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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. Using PowerShell and Configuration Manager to remove unused App-V packages automatically

    I had an issue with unused/old App-V packages getting left in the App-V package store, the Help Desk would RDP onto a workstation, causing their Applications to download. This was causing issues with Reporting and overall cleanliness of the environment. Using Configuration Manager and PowerShell I was able to create a Configuration Baseline for cleaning up the App-V client cache of unused packages from workstations. The script/baseline follows the logic diagrammed below: How to create...…


  2. Configuration Manager – Does not have permission to update the prereq or state flag of the package

    When attempting an upgrade of System Center Configuration Manager v1511 to 1606 I ran into issues relating to the permissions of the Security Scope in Configuration Manager under the account I was doing the upgrade under. I also had issues enabling Automatic Client upgrade which was grayed out– after some research I found that it was due to the original Full Administrator account which was used by a contractor to do the SCCM environment installation...…


  3. Upgrade MDT 2013 to MDT Current Branch

    Upgrading MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) is generally not an issue – the main points are: Upgrade the Windows ADK before upgrading MDT. Make sure you have a backup (or can restore to a pre-upgraded MDT) of the Deployment Share – the Upgrade will upgrade the schema of the MDT database – including allowing new ADK features for your Deployment Share. Now that we have a backup it is now time to go through the Windows...…


  4. BgInfo Configuration & User Deployment using Group Policy

    Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 How do I create a BGInfo package? 3 How do I deploy BGInfo package? Introduction BgInfo is beneficial for Endpoint device support by displaying the Asset number, IP address and logged on username overlaid on top of the wallpaper, it is OS independent and can be used across other Windows Desktop and Windows Server environments. BGInfo is a free Windows Sysinternals utility created by Microsoft engineer, Mark Russinovich. This...…


  5. Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016! What a blast!

    Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016! What a blast! #NinjaCat #MSIgniteNZ I was lucky enough to attend Microsoft Ignite this year, so I thought I would do a high level blog post about my experience at this event. Table of Contents 1 Prologue: 2 Day 1 (Tuesday 25th October 2016): 3 Day 2 (Wednesday 26th October 2016): 4 Day 3 (Thursday 27th October 2016): 5 Day 4 (Friday 28th October 2016): Prologue: For those that don’t know...…