Category Archives: Lenovo

Moving virtual machines from one hyper-v server to another ?

Introduction This week started off pretty badly for me, in that I attempted to repair a noisy fan on my Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (Generation 1) and sadly that went south very quickly. To cut a long story short, there are … Continue reading

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Running de-dup maintenance scripts after deleting hyper-v snapshots

Introduction I deleted several hyper-v snapshots to free up some space on my deduplicated nvme driveĀ  on my Lenovo P1 hyper-v lab, as it was starting to get low. Below is roughly how much space was on the de-duplicated drive … Continue reading

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Working from home – the new reality ?

Introduction We are all well aware of the current situation with regards to Covid 19. It has changed everyone’s life right now and probably will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Working from home (WFH) is now a … Continue reading

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Learn about Bitlocker Management in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager version 1910

Introduction I’ve created a video showing you what you need to know to get Bitlocker Management (formally MBAM) integration working in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager version 1910, please check it out. for more info and links to setting up PKI … Continue reading

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How to enable Thunderbolt on Windows Server 2019

Note: This guide involves manually editing driver inf files and is for lab use only, modifying drivers is not supported by either Intel, Lenovo or Microsoft, so use at your own risk. I’ve used this method on my Lenovo P1, … Continue reading

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Installing Windows Server 2019 on a Lenovo P1 for data dedup, my rough notes

Note: First things first, the Lenovo P1 is usually shipped with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, and installing a Server operating system on it is not supported by Lenovo.   I wanted to install Windows Server 2019 on my Lenovo … Continue reading

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Introducing my new hyper-v lab – Lenovo ThinkPad P1

Those of you that were interested in Microsoft Ignite in Florida recently, would have probably noticed me tweeting ecstatically that I was delighted about receiving a Lenovo P1 from @Joe Parker (Principal Engineer, Manager at Lenovo). This was the culmination … Continue reading

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