Issues Resulting in Bitlocker Recovery Mode and Their Resolution

My name is Tanner Slayton and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer for Microsoft on the Windows Core Team. I am writing today to shed some light on a common Bitlocker problem that we see. * While you can accomplish most tasks via the Bitlocker Control Panel Applet, I am going to be using… Read more

Windows 7 Useful Links

Common questions we get asked in the Setup/Core team is where can I find some useful links regarding Deployment (with MDT 2010 and SCCM), USMT 4.0 (User State Migration Toolkit), Activation (Changes and functionality differences in Vista and Greater O/S’es), Application Compatibility with Windows 7 and/or Vista, and last but not least, what is an… Read more

Windows Vista Boots to a Black Screen with only the Mouse Cursor

Problem Upon startup, Windows Vista Boots to a Black Screen with only the Mouse Cursor Resolution This is most likely due to the Remote Procedure Call service (rpcss) running under the LocalSystem account rather than NT Authority\NetworkService account. To resolve the issue, follow this procedure on the problem machine: 1.    On the affected machine, boot… Read more