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Finally, a management tool for Bitlocker

I first deployed Bitlocker and AD integration with Windows 7 Enterprise back before it was publicly released (that gap between when it gets released to Volume Licence customers, but not to the public). It wasn’t easy, and I had to use some interesting hacks and self-discovered cludges gleaned from old Vista documentation, as the Win … Read more »

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Win7 + Bitlocker = Can’t Shutdown?

If you have Windows 7 with Bitlocker enabled, and are sometimes unable to shutdown your PC properly, check out this article: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/GettingReadyforWindows7/thread/66b6e093-9de7-4e76-84cf-322bd1e35f22
The hotfix is available here: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=975496&kbln=en-us
Symptoms for us were that Windows 7 itself would shut down, but the power would not be switched off from the laptop, leaving it running (often with the fans … Read more »

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Can’t install BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer on Server 2008 SP2?

If you can’t install the “BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory Users and Computers tool” on Server 2008, it’s probably because you’re running SP2. Sigh.
When you try to run the Windows6.0-KB928202-x64.msu or Windows6.0-KB928202-x86.msu file you’ll get the error message:
“The update does not apply to your system”
This is because it doesn’t seem to support Server … Read more »