Protecting Removable Drives with Bitlocker

In a recent post, I explained how easy it was to use Bitlocker to secure your drives in a dual-boot scenario with Windows Vista and Server 2008.  Following this I had some discussions with colleagues about how to securely backup copies of the files from the encrypted drive.  Specifically, how to create a portable copy…

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Programming Hyper-V with WMI and C# – Getting Started

You may have seen from a recent post that I received a new laptop that was capable of running Hyper-V.  Well, it’s all fully installed and working, so I thought I might blog about it a bit.  There are plenty of existing blogs on Hyper-V, so I thought I might take a slightly different tack…

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(Virtually) Everything You Need to Know About Hyper-V

Following on from my post last year on general virtualisation resources, here is a similar one just for Hyper-V.  Enjoy! Note:  Thanks to my colleague, Tushar, who sent some of these links around to our team recently. Official Hyper-V Web Sites Hyper-V Homepage Hyper-V TechCenter Getting Started with Hyper-V Top Ten Reasons to Adopt Hyper-V…

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Vista, Server 2008 and the Case of the Bitlocker Dual Boot

This week, I received my shiny new work laptop, which I’d been anticipating for some time.  Normally, I’m not much of a hardware geek and don’t get overly excited with new kit, but I was really looking forward to this as it is 64-bit and finally allows me to install Server 2008 and Hyper-V for…

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Manipulating Performance Monitor Logs

If you need to monitor or troubleshoot performance problems on a Windows system, chances are you’ll simply fire up PerfMon,  log some data to a file, which you later load in PerfMon for analysis.  This is great and is often all that you need, but it’s a bit of a passive use of the log…

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Viewing Your MSDN Product Keys Off-Line

If you have an MSDN subscription, then you’ll know that the subscription includes a set of product keys for use with the versions of Office, Windows, etc that your subscription gives you access to.  The keys can be viewed on-line at the MSDN subscriber site, but this isn’t great if you don’t have any network…

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