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BitLocker To Go Reader
BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock...

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Snipping tool trick
I really love the Snipping Tool. It enables me to take screenshots without having to install third-party software quite efficiently. I did encounter one very annoying issue though when trying to capture context menus or the Start menu- while launching...

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Vista Gets Stuck During File Copy
Ok, so this isn’t a new topic. It’s been around for quite a while but I have never encountered it, so now that I have- it’s time for a post about it. I have installed a new PC (Windows Vista 64bit) and connected it to my home network using a wireless...

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Service Pack 2 season
Service Pack 2 beta(for TAP clients) has been announced for both Windows Vista and Windows 2008: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2008/10/24/windows-server-2008-service-pack-2-beta.aspx http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive...

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Let the Panic begin?! (or maybe not…) [MS08-067]
Yesterday, Microsoft has released an out of band patch (in other words, not through the standard cycle of releases,which means it’s really important and there is no time to wait for the next cycle) for all Windows version. Such a release, obviously causes...

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Windows Vista SP1 available (since Tuesday)
Yes I know,a bit late and no I don't want to get a haircut(you know who you are). So after these cryptic messages do I have something new to tell you about this release? Not really,except that finally all those holding out until SP1 can finally install...

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Windows Command Line
The Windows command line interface is a powerful tool. Most people might shrug away from it since they feel that it is not flexible enough...to those people I dedicate this post. Microsoft has a released a command line reference that can be found here...

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Administrative Mode Terminal issues...
This was an annoying one. In Windows 2003 you have the Administrative Mode terminal that allows you to have two standard connection and one "console" connection using RDP (a total of three (3) concurrent connections). Well, that is true if the...

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Windows Automated Installation Kit 1.1
With support for Vista's SP1 and Windows 2008. New features in the Windows AIK Supports Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 Supports for Windows Server 2008 ServerManagerCmd.exe . Documents how to build answer files for the Server...

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Vista SP1 deployment rants...
So since SP1 is finally final, I started playing around with it. One of the most important features for me was the ability to deploy it. So,wanting to hear it from the horses mouth, I downloaded the Windows Vista SP1 Guides for IT Professionals . After...

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Mandatory Integrity Control (What,how and why do we care?)
The theory Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) is an additional layer of security built into Vista and Windows 2008. This particular layer helps Windows protect itself from harmful intentional and unintentional changes to important objects. Among the objects...

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The Compare campaign
Microsoft has built an area in it's Windows Server website called Compare. Basically this area will provide content that compares Windows Server to other environments. There several interesting screencasts and Webcasts there,take a look: http://www...

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Timing operations
If you need to know the time that elapsed between two operations you can use the the following tool from Microsoft(windows 2000 resource kit): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=913795CD-7026-4143-AE85-1F5E096F9BE0&displaylang...

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An Interview with Mark Russinovich (Channel 9)
I heard Mark Russinovich speak at Tech-Ed Europe in Barcelona (2003) and I found it to be a great experience, now that he is a part of Microsoft what he has to say has additional weight since he is a part of the team that works on the Windows kernel and...

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System information at the command line
Ever wanted to get information about your system at the command line? You could try using the 'systeminfo' command that provides a lot of technical information about the local system, or remote systems. Among the information provided you can find...

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Changing your logon screen (Windows Vista)
Since I can remember myself I love customizing stuff. I love changing thins so they reflect some individuality. Logon screen and desktops are obviously my favorites when it comes to computers. I never had the time to check how the logon screen in Vista...

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Outlook Sidebar Gadgets for Outlook
When the Vista sidebar was released, I was a bit skeptical. It reminded me of the old Office toolbar(ok,but not a big hit-at least not with me). Lately I have started to view it in a different light-you can actually have quite a useful gadget attached...

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Beta is now available
Basically provides you with remote management tools for Windows 2008. http://connect.microsoft.com/windows/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=9561 Also,check out the post on the Windows Server Division Blog.

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Converting EVT files to EVTX
I stumbled upon a good post on the Ask the Performance Team blog that explains how to convert EVT files(old event log files) to EVTX (the format used in Vista). The post provides several methods to undertake the task. Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Windows...

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Pre-SP1 Vista Patches
KB941229 (x86) (x64) : This update addresses issues with Media Center for Microsoft Vista. KB941651 (x86) (x64) : This is a reliability update. Install this update to improve the reliability of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista in certain scenarios...

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