Monthly Archives: April 2012

Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment

With the release of Windows 8 approaching, many questions are still unanswered. One of them is “What are the changes on the deployment methods for Windows 8”? Well, the good news is that Microsoft is organizing 2 webcasts to talk about that. Don’t miss it!   TechNet Webcast: Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Registration URL:  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9807963  or  http://bit.ly/JLTQLM Date/ Time:    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 9-10am (Pacific) Abstract: In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Product Manager Michael Niehaus and deployment guru Johan Arwidmark. They discuss the new Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 release as well as tips and tricks from the experts about using the Windows Deployment Toolkit. __________   TechNet Webcast: Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2) Registration URL:  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9807964   or  http://bit.ly/Kgny8y Date/…

Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualisation – Virtual Exam Preparation Workshops

Want to go for the 70-659 exam? Microsoft is offering a great opportunity to get it done! They are providing FREE workshops to get you prepared. The 2 day online workshop covers 4 modules of 2.5 hours each, covering all the content of the exam. Get ahead of the crowd, don’t miss it! Dates available: 18 & 19 April – 9:30 to 14:30 20 & 21 April – 9:30 to 14:30 Register at: https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/SearchDisplay.aspx?culture=en-gb#culture=en-gb;kwdAny=44WW092;eventType=0;searchcontrol=yes;s=1 Good luck!

Bitlocker Password Recovery Viewer for Windows Server 2003

Bitlocker was designed to work with Windows Vista and Server 2008 and newer versions, but unfortunately some companies are still administering their environments with back ends based on Windows Server 2003 and Helpdesk staff using Windows XP. In order to do a proper Bitlocker Administration, access to the Password Recovery keys for Bitlocker is critical. It took me a long time to gather all the information required to have access to the Bitlocker keys on Windows Server 2003, so I decided to share it with you! 1. The first step is to extend the Schema of your 2003 Domain to support the Bitlocker AD Attributes. If you enable Bitlocker on machines before extending the schema the key will not be stored on Active Directory. Configuring Active Directory to Back up Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption and Trusted Platform Module Recovery Information: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?DisplayLang=en&id=13432 This download includes a guide, the schema extention and a…