Unlock BitLocker Encrypted Drive From WinPE the Secure Way!

I have seen several blog posts on how to unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive from Windows PE, using the recovery password stored in the Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) SQL Server database. What's the problem with these solutions? All of these have one thing in common: they query the SQL database directly, requires changing SQL Server configuration and granting access to the database directly. Why is this a problem? Well, in my opinion this is a bad design approach, as the core purpose of implementing BitLocker volume encryption and MBAM is to secure our data from being compromised. By [...]

By | 2016-10-12T08:49:13+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Configuration Manager (SCCM), OS Deployment, Security|7 Comments

Notes from the Top 10 Enterprise client management frustrations and how to avoid them session @ ITDevconnections in Las Vegas, October 2016

Thanks to all who attended Peter Daalmans and my session earlier today @ITDevconnections in Vegas. 10 – Dealing with ConfigMgr clients http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ – Jason Sandys Startup script 9 – User friendly OS deployments http://blog.configmgrftw.com/uiplusplus/ – Jasons Sandys UI++ OSD Frontend 8 - Stay current Get a test environment to test SCCM upgrades. For SQL 2016 check this deck from Brian Mason ttps://www.mnscug.org/images/stories/MNSCUGSQL2016.zip 7 – The beginning Think about what you include in your queries and collections - http://mrbodean.net/2016/10/06/why-you-should-not-like-like/ https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/ – Steve Thompson blog on SQL and Performance issues -- WITH ROLLUP SELECT             CASE RefreshType                         WHEN 1 THEN 'No [...]

By | 2016-10-11T19:45:28+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Events|0 Comments