Q&A From "Using BitLocker with FDCC and FIPS" webcast

Q&A content from the “Using BitLocker with FDCC and FIPS” webcast from May 27, 2008.  The recording of the webcast may be viewed on-demand here.  Question: You may have mentioned this earlier but should FIPS be setup before or after FDCC? Answer: FIPS should be enabled and applied to the end system before BitLocker Drive…

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Utilities for automating Local Group Policy management

Update, 21 January 2016: LGPO.exe is a new command-line utility to automate the management of local group policy. It replaces the no-longer-maintained LocalGPO tool that shipped with the Security Compliance Manager (SCM), and the Apply_LGPO_Delta and ImportRegPol tools. Features: Import settings into local group policy from GPO backups or from individual policy component files, including Registry Policy (registry.pol),…


Webcast for upcoming Local GPO tool

Updated, 28 April 2008 We’re preparing a new utility for public release and will be demonstrating it in a webcast on Thursday, May 8, 2008 Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 2:30pm Eastern time. The utility is called Apply_LGPO_Delta, and makes it possible to automate custom changes to local group policy.  It is intended to be used in…

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FDCC Webcast: FIPS Challenges - Q & A

Author: Paul Fox, Senior Consultant   Question: Is it possible to save more than 1 Set of Recovery Keys to a single USB drive? Answer: Yes, you can save multiple BitLocker recovery keys to single USB drive. The size of a key is 124 bytes.  More information can be found at http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/ce4d5a2e-59a5-4742-89cc-ef9f5908b4731033.mspx?mfr=true Question: Is the…

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Upcoming FDCC webcasts

Our upcoming FDCC webcasts include: Dec 5, 2007:  Top 10 Questions About FDCCDiscussion of the Top Ten List of questions customers have asked Microsoft with respect to the FDCC initiative Dec 19, 2007:  Utility to Apply FDCC Settings to Local Group PolicyDemonstration and discussion of a new utility that applies FDCC GPO settings to the…

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