Tag Archives: Windows 8.1

BitLocker to Go READER in Windows 10

Microsoft has provided BitLocker since the Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. The Vista release could only encrypt operating system partitions (with some extended capability through the command line tool). Windows 7 inclusion extended whole drive encryption capabilities to additional partitions and to removable drives. Encryption of removable drives was labeled … Continue reading BitLocker to Go READER in Windows 10

Windows 10 – Ready, Set …

I continue to play with Windows 10. Play is the operative word. I haven’t found sufficient power to cause me to use Windows 10 as my primary system. Not yet. As my director suggested, “Pioneers catch the arrows”. One shouldn’t expect any less when reviewing a technical preview. Microsoft still has considerable work to do … Continue reading Windows 10 – Ready, Set …

Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)

Our instructors just received Lenovo Touch screen laptops. Complete with all of the trial software that a person could want. Probably more. Amongst the several dozen free (well at least for a 30 to 90 day trial period) applications is a well know anti-virus solution. The AV offering is one of the top four on the … Continue reading Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)

Windows 10 – First Look

In my last Windows 10 blog I had just installed the operating system using an ‘in place upgrade’ from Windows 8.1. Several of the desktop features appear to be residue from Lenovo and my Windows 8.1 environment, although there is a clear difference. First, there is no more Start Screen. We are back to the … Continue reading Windows 10 – First Look

Windows 10 Introduction

Just finished watching a Microsoft Webcast, “What’s Next with Windows 10” with Stephen Rose and Jeremy Korst. I became a member of the ‘Windows Insider Program’ last week and downloaded a copy of the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO file.  I am also in the process of upgrading my Lenovo ThinkPad from Windows 8.1 (with … Continue reading Windows 10 Introduction

Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails)

Sometimes the Universe sends you a message. We don’t listen, so the Universe sends it again. And again. Until we learn. Four friends, clients, former students contacted me during my holiday time to request (beg?) assistance recovering or rebuilding their systems following hardware replacement, operating system upgrades, or malware intrusion. Several dozens of my hours, … Continue reading Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails)

Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline

The Connection Manager Administration Kit has been around since Windows Server 2003 as an embedded Windows server feature.  Initially available for server platforms, this deployment enabling tool is now supported on selected Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 client platforms. Windows 7 and Windows 8 client certification exams expect that you are familiar with CMAK, or … Continue reading Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline

How to add the Dial-in Tab in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Remote Sever Administration Tools (RSAT)

After downloading and installing the Remote Sever Administration Tools (RSAT) in Windows 8 and 8.1 the Dial-in tab is missing in both the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) (See figure 1 ).and Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) (See figure 2 ). Figure 1 Figure 2 To add the Dial-in properties tab, copy the following … Continue reading How to add the Dial-in Tab in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Remote Sever Administration Tools (RSAT)