Monthly Archives: August 2011

missing NIC driver in WinPE boot image ? no problem

Introduction Update: if you want to automate most of this see my post here If you find yourself with some new hardware and are trying to PXE boot and you see WinPE downloading then restarting as soon as it loads, … Continue reading

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How can I determine if the drive is Encrypted (Protected) or not during a BitLocker task sequence in WinPE ?

you might need to know if your drive is Encrypted with Bitlocker or not while in WinPE, so how do you do that ? by utilising a call to the GetProtectionStatus Method of the Win32_EncryptableVolume Class Using Wmi Code Creator … Continue reading

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Is the TPM Chip Enabled or Disabled in the Bios on my Dell system ?

as you are getting your systems ready for BitLocker deployments you’ll probably at some stage want to know if the TPM chip is enabled or disabled in the bios, to do this in WinPE involves the following, create a Run … Continue reading

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How can I determine if there’s a TPM chip on my Dell system needed for BitLocker ?

I ran into this recently while testing BitLocker on Dell’s (in particular on a Dell E6410), I was under the impression that all Dell’s shipping for a long time now were shipping with a TPM chip, however when running my … Continue reading

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using SCCM 2012 beta 2 in a LAB – Part 9. Deploying Windows 7 Enterprise Deploying our captured images

In Part 1. of this series we Installed SCCM 2012, in Part 2 we started to configure it. In Part 3, we configured Beta 2 some more by enabling Active Directory discovery methods, adding some site system roles, configuring the … Continue reading

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