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The CM12 UEFI BitLocker Frontend HTA – Part 2. Installation

In Part 1 of this guide, you learned about the features available in the CM12 UEFI BitLocker FrontEnd HTA, in this part you will learning about installing it in your environment. However before you start make sure to fulfill the requirements listed below first.

Step 1. Fulfill these Requirements first

There are some requirements however, therefore before continuing this guide I will assume that you have:

Integrated MDT 2013 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Installed and configured MBAM 2.0 or later
Installed and configured Maik Kosters 7.3 web services

If you have not done the above yet, then do so, below are some links that should help you accomplish those tasks. Continue reading

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The CM12 UEFI BitLocker Frontend HTA – Part 1. The features.

This is version 4.0 of the original windows-noob FrontEnd HTA, and this time it has evolved to support System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager using UEFI (or legacy capable) hardware running Windows 8.1 Enterprise with Update.     For the … Continue reading

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Updated Powershell script with January 2015 drivers for deploying the Surface Pro 3 with MDT 2013

Introduction   Microsoft released new updated drivers for the Surface Pro 3 yesterday and you can read about what those driver updates contained here. Here’s a breakdown of what those driver versions are:   Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.450.0) adds … Continue reading

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Configuration Manager Community Switzerland user group meeting Feb 9th, in Zurich. Sign up ! !

Here’s a quick post to let you know that I’ll be speaking at a System Center Configuration Manager event in Zurich, February 9th, for the Switzerland User Group, the details are here. There are other cool speakers like Kenny Buntinx … Continue reading

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How can I reinstall BitLockered UEFI computers using network boot and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction In previous posts I showed you how you can reinstall computers while retaining users data that were encrypted using BitLocker (full disc encryption), and achieving this via Network boot (PXE) while still encrypted using BitLocker, in other words, the … Continue reading

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