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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. Enabling Disk Cleanup in Windows Server 2008 R2

    In Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, Disk Cleanup is Disabled by default. This is how you can enable disk cleanup in Windows Server 2008 R2 – 64bit. You can enable the Desktop Experience role (which requires a restart to complete) but the easiest way is to copy the files from the WinSXS directory to the relevant directories – as mentioned below OS File Location Windows Server 2008 R2 C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe Windows Server 2008 R2 C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui...…


  2. 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...…


  3. 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...…


  4. 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...…


  5. 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...…