Tag: windows 7

Bitlocker, Blog, Powershell

How To Check Bitlocker Status using the Command Line

INTRODUCTION Bitlocker is Microsoft’s encryption method and was introduced with Windows Vista. Enabling encryption in your environment is generally recommended to increase security. This blog post describes how to check Bitlocker status in Windows 10. After enabling Bitlocker in your organization, you might want a simple command for checking the encryption status of a client. SOLUTION With the help of this simple command, you can see the encryption status. This command can also be run remotely on a client.

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Work Smart Guides for Windows 8

Microsoft has a series of guides called the “Work Smart Guides”, which cover some of their products such as: – Forefront Identity Manager – Office – Sharepoint – System Center Configuration Manager – Windows Vista – Windows 7 – Windows Phone They have now added guides for Windows 8 as well. Check them out! Work Smart: Backing Up Your Data and Settings This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows…

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How to force specific sites to always run in Compatibility View using Group Policy

Add a site to Group Policy setting - Compatibility view GPO

INTRODUCTION If you have specific sites which do not work in newer versions of Internet Explorer, you can force them to always run in Compatibility View, meaning that they will run as if they were run in Internet Explorer 7. There are GPO settings to force specific IE Zones to always run in Compatibility View, but here’s how you set it for specific sites. SOLUTION Open Group Policy Management Create or edit the GPO that will be used to force…

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New Microsoft certification: MCSA Windows 7

Today I received an e-mail from Microsoft congratulating me on the new certification MCSA: Windows 7. MCSA stands for “Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate” and these are entry-level certifications in the new Microsoft certification structure. Turns out that everyone that has had either the “MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator” or “MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician” certifications will receive this new certification automatically. If you have received the MCSA: Windows 7 certification, you will only need to take another upgrade exam for the…

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Microsoft Virtual Labs

If you’ve ever wanted to play around with Microsoft newest technologies, but haven’t really had the time to set up everything from scratch, I can highly recommend trying out the Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs. These labs cover everything from: – System Center – SQL Server – Windows Server – Windows 7 – Microsoft Office – and much more… Go here if you want to check them out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/default.aspx

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