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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. 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...…


  2. ESXi on an Intel NUC NUC5i7RYH

    I have just configured ESXi on my new Intel NUC – NUC5i7RYH (Intel NUC i7-5557U 3.1GHz 16GB 256GB SSD). Due to incompatibility with ESXi-Customizer on Windows 10  – I used the now recommended: ESXi-Customizer-PS Power CLI script. Following the instructions at the ESXi-Customizer website: http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer-ps.html with installing the VMWare Power CLI PowerShell dependencies onto my workstation (you need a register My VMWare account to download this directly from VMware). I was able to use the following...…


  3. How to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    .NET Framework 3.5 needs the source files off the Windows Server 2012 DVD in order to install. You can do this online and without needing a restart using DISM. 1. Go to a command prompt and enter this: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /all /Source:d:sourcessxs /LimitAccess Note: Source should be the Windows DVD location, ie d: /Source:x if x is your DVD mount point. …


  4. How to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Note: This is not best practice and is not recommended to do in a production environment. Open Server Manager Click on Local Server (to the left) Select IE Enhanced Security Configuration Select Turn off and click Ok …


  5. Enabling Remote Desktop connections remotely

    Enabling remote desktop remotely can be done from an elevated command prompt. This will set your Remote Desktop settings to “Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)” Open an elevated Command Prompt (one with the permissions of the local administrator on the remote machine) Type in:  reg add "\\<servername>\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 Where is your Remote machine host-name or IP address. Once filled out press Enter to...…