BitLocker Protected Exchange Server 2010 Deployment – an interesting case study…

Here is an interesting case study around how BitLocker is providing businesses a reliable way to protect sensitive data on Windows Servers.  Ufone Ufone, a leading mobile phone service provider in Pakistan, wanted to offer greater mailbox capacity to employees and improved security and compliance, while also reducing costs. It upgraded its messaging system to Microsoft Exchange…


BitLocker & Application Compatibility

Recently I received an interesting question around BitLocker & Application Compatibility. In other words will an application, which works on a machine without BitLocker also work on a machine with BitLocker enabled? I believe it sounds as simple a question as important it is.   Quick answer is that the BitLocker Drivers are at a…


Microsoft Rights Management Server (RMS) Knowhows

   RMS is one of the new Windows Server workload I’m playing around these days. As I dive into this technology quite a few interesting scenarios are coming my way every day. In an effort to consolidate the useful know-hows into something like an RMS FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) I’m starting this *live* blog on what I’m learning myself & from experts around. I’ll…


RemoteFX – Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta

With the public Beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 there have been some significant announcements around RemoteFX. I want to use this post to aggregate some of these announcements and call out some specifics regarding RemoteFX.   In case you missed the news or were living under a…


Sample PowerShell 2.0 Remoting Commands

The following are a list of commands that I demonstrated at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans. Actually I should say that I intended to demo these commands, but wasn’t able to complete the entire list due to a conference wide network outage. Many of these commands were intended to run against a real world web…

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Operating System Deployment in an 802.1x Environment

For those that have investigated, or deployed 802.1x port authentication on either a wireless or a wired network understand the benefits and additional security that such a solution offers. The ability to stop traffic at layer 2, at the port is a powerful security measure and one that has been tested by numerous customers, software…

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Top 10 Reasons for Deploying BitLocker on Branch Office Servers

Top 10 Reasons for Deploying BitLocker on Branch Office Servers   1.       Information Loss is Costly Information is the key asset of IT industry. Losing this asset or getting it in wrong hands can be equally damaging for all businesses small, medium or large. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that intellectual property…


Case Study: Using Diagnostics-Performance Events as a Desktop Health Indicator

Note: The solution below only pretains to new installations of Windows Vista+ since specific Diagnostics-Performance events are only repeated a small number of times before stopping. In addition, solutions to these events vary and depend on the source of the event. In the case below, drivers needed to be updated. Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft…

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