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Change BitLocker Recovery Password with PowerShell

When BitLocker detects certain changes to the computer it’ll trigger Recovery Mode, and prompt for the Recovery Password. Likewise, you also need the recovery password if you need to access the encrypted disk from another machine or via Windows Recovery … Continue reading

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Convert Hyper-V VM vhdx to VMware vSphere vmdk

This turned out to be pretty simple, if pretty slow. I was converting from a Hyper-V 2012 R2 VM into vSphere 5.0. The VM itself was also running Windows Server 2012 R2. There are a few steps and points to … Continue reading

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Set Hyper-V 2012 VM NUMA node

Run the following PowerShell command line and you can see what NUMA node your VMs are running on, assuming you a) have┬áNUMA aware host hardware and b) haven’t enabled NUMA spanning: (Get-Counter -ComputerName “HFR3-UWE12” -Counter “Hyper-V VM Vid Partition(*)\Preferred NUMA … Continue reading

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vSphere: Convert RDM to VMDK and vice-versa on Windows VM with no downtime

This method will work for non-OS disks (so not your C drive), and will not require the server or application to go down during the process. You need a version of Windows that supports software RAID, which includes all versions … Continue reading

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Outlook 2007 AutoArchive PST location change VBScript

Good grief, what a complete pain in the neck this was. Outlook stores a lot of its stuff as REG_BINARY values that have a ox00 separating each character. Nasty. This sub changes the registry value that holds the Outlook AutoArchive … Continue reading

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Change Windows Offline Files cache location

The Offline Files feature in Windows 7 allows you to keep a local copy of files/folders located on a shared folder on the network. Windows detects if you’re working offline and redirects you to the local copies instead. The Sync … Continue reading

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