Lenovo Laptop Bugs – System Update & Not Waking Up From Sleep Mode

Before we begin, I would like you to download this System Updater from Lenovo – you will have to use it later on: For Windows 7, Windows 8,  Windows 8.1 –   For Windows 2000, XP and Vista –  If you recently bought a Lenovo computer or laptop, you might as well know some of these […]

Category: Drivers, Home, Install Software, Operating Systems, Personal, Windows 7, Windows 8  |  9 Comments

All Windows Keyboard layouts

I’m working for this customer who needs computers deployed I several different country’s. Because they run XP (I know!) they need that LCID – “hex code” number for the keyboard layout instead of the more user friendly “culture name” used in Win7, like en-US or da-DK. Every time I need these LCID’s I find myself […]

Category: Language, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7, XP deployment  |  1 Comment

Extending OSD progress UI Info in SCCM

While running a task sequence, info on what is happening is shown in the progress UI, well the name of the Task Sequence, and the step that is running anyway!! But what if we could extend that info to let us know other things as well! Turns out that is as easy as typing a […]

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7, XP deployment  |  3 Comments

SCCM Admins guide to preparing your environment for Bitlocker Drive Encryption – part 2

In part 1, I talked about the requirements for Bitlocker and showed you how to extend your Active Directory Schema if you run Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2 Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controllers. We then sat the permission so that a Windows 7 machine was able to write its own TPM owner password to Active […]

Category: Config Mgr, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7  |  3 Comments

SCCM Admins guide to preparing your environment for Bitlocker Drive Encryption – part 1

If you use Configuration Manager 2007 it is pretty simple to enable Bitlocker as part of your OS deployment. But you still need prepare your environment for Bitlocker and this is done external of Configuration Manager 2007. This guide is meant for SCCM admins wanting to enable Bitlocker and will guide you through the process […]

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Windows 7  |  4 Comments

USMT 4.0, Hardlink and Bitlocker in SCCM OSD

USMT 4.0, Hardlink and Bitlocker in SCCM OSD

Category: OS Deployment, Windows 7  |  15 Comments

Windows 7 SP1 with Configuration Manager 2007 R3

No, it’s not officially supported yet but that shouldn’t stop us from testing the new Windows 7 service pack 1

Category: Configuration Manager, Tips and tricks, Windows 7  |  8 Comments

The annoyance of none elevated command prompts.

You know how when ever you run something from a prompt in Windows 7 or Server2008 you need to remember to elevate the privileges, or you will get the annoying message that you do not have administrative privileges, which then means you will have to open a new prompt, run it as administrator,  and do […]

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Changing boot order in Vista/Windows 7

If you do not want to play around with BCDedit or 3rd party tools like EasyBCD, it is quit easy to change boot order from within Windows 7. I Know that this is kind of low tech, but I notice a lot of  questions out there regarding, how to change the boot order using BCDedit. […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7  |  4 Comments

Enable Integration features for Virtual PC Beta running server 2008

Running on Windows 7 it obvious you would use the new Windows Virtual PC Beta. There is a problem however, when you want to run a Server2008 virtual PC. The server it self runs great, and is much faster than Virtual PC2007, but like in Virtual server2005 Drag’n Drop is not supported. This Should basically […]

Category: OS Deployment, Virtual PC, Windows 7  |  9 Comments