Restore Server 2012 R2 to a ThinkCentre M93p Desktop, Take 3

Mark Berry February 16, 2016

Once a year, I test restoring a server to a desktop. The server is backed up with standard Windows Backup. The idea is to confirm that if the server went down, I could quickly restore to one of the customer’s desktops as a temporary solution while the server is repaired or replaced. This is also an interesting test of how well Windows Backup handles restoring to different hardware. Previous tests are blogged in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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Save BitLocker Keys in Active Directory

Mark Berry September 27, 2014

One of the risks of activating encryption on a hard drive is that you’ll lose the password. It turns out to be pretty simple to save and view BitLocker passwords in Active Directory.

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Set Up a Lenovo TS140 with an eDrive SSD

Mark Berry July 14, 2014

Here’s how I set up a new Lenovo TS140 Server with eDrive enabled on a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. eDrive will be managed by BitLocker under Server 2012 R2.

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