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TheScarfedOne

Writings from an IT Manager / Consultant in Devon. Current projects include HyperV, System Centre Products, Group Policy, App V, Sharepoint, Forefront Products, Remote Desktop, Thin Computing and Academies. Questions welcome.... . Follow me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne

  1. Windows 7 SP1 Fails to Install (and causes a Blue Screen system halt)

    by , 10th March 2011 at 08:42 PM
    Microsoft Recently released a Service Pack for Windows 7 and it has worked fine until it has been made available via WSUS/Windows Updates for Automatic Install. It has been known to cause a few problems where the system has halted upon startup with a Fatal Error as shown below:

    Fatal Error C0000034 applying update operation (Update 282 of 103814)

    Many people have turned to re-building the system but there is a fix to getting the system back up and running and it is ...
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  2. Windows 7 Updates which break things...

    by , 24th February 2011 at 03:05 PM
    OK - I know SP1 is now out - but in case you havent applied it yet, and arent going too - watch out for these two...

    Note - These are supposed to be rolled into SP1, supposed to be!

    Issue 1: If your Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 stops responding at the “Please wait” screen before you are requested to press Ctrl+ALT+DEL.

    Lets say you try to start a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

    However, the operating ...
  3. Windows 7 Bitlocker Pins

    by , 10th February 2011 at 07:10 PM
    So, time to rack up my blog writing a bit more! As you may have read, we have deployed (well still deploying) Windows 7 with Bitlocker as the encryption for all our Staff Laptops. We are using Toshiba Tecra A10s by the way.

    While we were testing, we came across some things that were a real pain. The first being that unless you are a local admin, you cannot change the Bitlocker pin. Problem - big problem. Under XP, we did used to have Staff as local admins - but used GPs and Software ...
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  4. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 3

    by , 8th February 2011 at 12:36 PM
    Hello again everyone! Here is ther final part of my wee guide on getting SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker all done together...! Sorry its taken a bit longer to get this updated, been busy on another project which I will blog about next

    6. Well - Part 5 from the last post really - explaining the "fancy stuff" that happens after the build and main software drop...

    The main thing going on here is the auto log in. This is needed to run a load of a load of first ...
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  5. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 1

    by , 26th January 2011 at 07:43 PM
    Hello again everyone! Yep - Im still here, and after a little career break - back at it again. I spoke to quite a few people about Deploying Windows 7 (particularly including Bitlocker) on the EduGeek Stand at Bett (where I lurked with intent for most of the show)... so here is my complete guide to how it is done...

    1. Make sure you have got SCCM set up properly.
    Sounds simple doesnt it... well its often not quite as simple as it sounds. So, part one is going to deal mainly ...

    Updated 28th January 2011 at 04:24 PM by TheScarfedOne (Adding e)

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