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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. Hyper-V 2012 R2 on an Intel NUC (NUC5i7RYH)

    One of the problems with Hyper-V 2012 R2 on an Intel NUC – NUC5i7RYH was because of the ‘Client’ network card chipset. Windows Server 2012 would not install the Ethernet Adapter for the Server operating system. Once I made the manual adjustments to the Network drivers to get this going, I then slipstreamed the drivers and Server 2012 R2 updates (as of Feb 2016) into a Hyper-V 2012 R2 ISO which can then be made...…


  2. Windows Update Task Sequence (Patching) – SCCM 2012 R2

    With monthly server patching, the process is currently manual due to the number of clusters and very application specific servers that is patched – including an issue with failed updates caused by Trend Officescan – and an issue that has been done manually for months. It was time to automate this process – and without Orchestrator or SMA I had to use what I already had – a SCCM 2012 R2 Infrastructure, and the use...…


  3. Importing drivers into System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

    Importing drivers into System Center Configuration Manager R2 (SCCM) is a task I do at least once a month as new models are introduced into my work environment. In this guide I am going to guide you through a step by step method of exporting drivers from an already existing build (ie vendor supplied, OEM) or from a driver package supplied for operating system deployment purposes from a vendor, such as Hewlett Packard. How can...…


  4. A couple of useful DISM commands for WIM management for the IT Pro

    As part of being an IT Engineer at my place of employment – I work with operating system deployment and management – part of this is using the Windows DISM toolset for adding packages or drivers directly into a Windows OS WIM or boot WIM. Here are a few useful DISM commands I have gathered and use on a monthly basis with WIM management and updates. Using DISM to mount a WIM When using DISM...…


  5. Windows Antivirus – Installation & Scanning Guide

    The following procedures will outline the installation instructions of third party Antivirus and Anti-malware tools that do include Rootkit scanning and removal. The Trend Micro utilities should be run first and if possible a virus sample collected and sent to Trend Micro. The following utilities are included in this: AVG Antivirus Free, CCleaner, ClamWin Antivirus, CWShredder, HijackThis, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, Microsoft Security Essentials, Rootkit Revealer, Spybot Search & Destroy. Offline Updates to these products are found...…