Category Archives: Microsoft Windows Vista [Old]

Bitlocker revisited

A while ago I wrote a blog post on BitLocker Drive Encryption and why I thought it wasn’t ready for prime time yet. While reading up on BitLocker I found out two of my eight reasons are history or will be history in the near future.

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Imperfections of BitLocker 1.0

Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and Windows Vista Enterprise Edition offer BitLocker Drive Encryption as a method to encrypt the contents of your hard drive. While working with BitLocker Drive Encryption I experienced a couple of imperfections and weaknesses.

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Dutch localization of Windows Vista

I’ve been wrestling with Dutch localized versions of Windows Vista for a little while now. My conclusion so far: I don’t consider it to be a finished product. (Yes, I know you’ve heard it before) Furthermore I think it’s a disgrace Microsoft markets the Dutch version of Microsoft Windows Vista as fully featured, while it’s not.

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Using Service Pack 1 as a marker

Microsoft today sent an e-mail today to Technology Adaptation Partner (TAP) testers announcing to release ServicePack 1 for Windows Vista in the second half of 2007 (H2 2007) to collide with the launch of Microsoft Windows Server codename “Longhorn”. (rumored to be named Windows Server 2007) As Mary Jo Foley pointed out there are still a lot of […]

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Business Desktop Deployment 2007 available

This morning I received a much anticipated e-mail stating the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 is now available.

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Conserving energy with Active Directory

Treehugger magazine has a very clear statement on Microsoft Windows XP and its “high-performance” yet “energy-consuming” default settings this week. They boldly state Microsoft Windows XP wasted $25 billion of Energy with the help of Foreign Policy.

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Windows Vista Group Policy Reference available

The Group Policy Settings Reference for Microsoft Windows Vista is available here (as the SBS diva pointed out). Now we can finally look at the Group Policies that will be available for administrators instead of guessing on the information that was available for Beta 2 and RC 1.

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Deploying Windows Vista centrally

Microsoft Windows Vista has been designed from the ground up to be easy to deploy. The guys introduced a couple of new technologies to help you accomplish an organization wide deployment. Along with the technologies that we already had to our disposal, these are bundled in the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment. (BDD for short)

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A look at the Windows Vista Security Guide

Microsoft made version 1.0 of the Microsoft Windows Vista Security Guide available on the same day the product went Release to Manufacturing. The guide provides instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of desktop and laptop computers running Microsoft Windows Vista in an Active Directory domain.

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Windows Vista RTM (Build 6000)

Microsoft Windows Vista reached Release to Manufacturing (RTM) status today!

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