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  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: BitLocker Pre-provisioning

    Today’s tip… Unlike Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8 has the ability to pre-provision the system volume during installation. To use BitLocker Pre-Provisioning, we have three options open to us, MDT 2012, SCCM 2012 SP1, or WinPE 4.0. In MDT 2012, we use the Enable Offline Task Sequence which uses...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: BitLocker ‘Encrypt Used Disk Space Only’

    Today’s tip… Previously, BitLocker encryption has been an ‘all or nothing’.  Either a volume was completely encrypted or it was not.  Windows 8 brings us a new option, ‘Encrypt Used Disk Space Only’.  Just like it sounds, this option allows us to encrypt only the parts of the volume that...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: BitLocker PIN/Password Change

    Today’s tip… While it still requires administrative privileges to configure BitLocker, with Windows 8, standard users can now by default change their own PIN/Password.  It is recommended that this be used in conjunction with the ‘Configure use of passwords’ GPO setting to enforce length and complexity...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: Bitlocker on CSVs

    Today’s tip… Bitlocker functionality is available on CSV2.0 (Cluster Shared Volumes). However, it is a requirement to have at least one Windows 2012 Domain Controller in the environment. Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 both can take advantage of this.