Windows 10 1607 and the removal of the “TPM backup to Active Directory” feature

MBAM Logo

To back up TPM owner information from a computer running Windows 10, version 1507, Windows 10, version 1511, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8, you might need to first set up appropriate schema extensions and access control settings on the domain so that the AD DS backup can succeed. … . This functionality is discontinued starting with Windows 10, version 1607.
– Microsoft: TPM Group Policy Settings.

Those Microsoft folk give with one hand and take with the other.  No explanation for the removal.

Microsoft offer an alternative, the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) product.  MBAM allows you to centrally manage Bitlocker and Bitlocker to Go.  Which is good, but comes at a cost.  From what I can see, you need several SQL Servers (Recovery Database, Compliance and Audit Database, Reporting Server, Administration and Monitoring Server)

Ok, so how does the removal of TPM Backup effect workstations which currently store their Bitlocker Recovery Key into Active Directory?  It doesn’t as far as I can see.  My Windows 10 1607 workstation is still happily storing it’s Recovery Key into AD.

But knowing Microsoft, eventually the Bitlocker Recovery Key storage feature will break and they won’t fix it.

References:
A script to push the Bitlocker Recovery Key to AD
Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.5

Saturday Link Roundup–Bitlocker & Display Driver Crashes

Bitlocker
Bitlocker Group Policy Settings
How can I prevent users from using USB removable disks (USB flash drives) by using Group Policy (GPO)?

Display driver stopped respondingLimiting Repetitive GPU Hangs and Recoveries
Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered [Solved]
TDR Registry Keys

Other
Microsoft: Understanding Web Proxy Configuration
How a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero can hack your locked laptop
local .pac-file URL format that works with IE and Safari (Windows)?

Dell Model Numbering

Dell logowxyz where
w is the family series
x is the screen size
y is the model number
z is the type of device.
0 standard device
5 detachable (ie. tablet device)
9 convertible

So for a Dell Latitude E6640, that translates to
6 series
14 inch screen
4 model
0 standard laptop

How to delay in a batch file

by using the CHOICE command.  Which is a hack, but it works.

To delay for 5 seconds:
choice /T 5 /D Y

An explanation follows:
/T is the number of seconds before the default choice is made.  In this case, 5 seconds.
/D the default choice.  In this case, Y

The default list of choices for the CHOICE command is YN.

Assorted Active Directory things

Active Directory LogoPowershell
Getting a list of users in your AD domain via Powershell
Getting a list of printers published in an Active Directory domain
Detecting inactive computers in your domain:
Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties Name, LastLogonDate

Vbscript
Getting a list of users in an AD Group using Vbscript.

Quest Active Server Roles PowerShell (obsolete)
… was purchased by Dell, who have turned it into a commercial product.
Detecting inactive computers in your AD domain
Getting a list of users in an Active Directory group
Getting a list of users in your AD domain

Yamaha TDM 900 assorted parts etc.

Battery Yuasa GT12B-4
  Yuasa YT12B-BS
  MotoBatt MBT12B4
  SSB PowerSport YT12B-4BS
  SSB PowerSport Lithium LH12B-4
Brake Fluid DOT4
Brake Pads Ferodo (Front)
Ferodo (Rear)
Coolant Techoly
Oil Motul 3000 4T 20W50 (Mineral)
  Motul 3100 GOLD 4T 10W40 (Techonosynthese)
Oil Filter KN111
Spark Plugs NGK DPR8EA-9
Tyres Pirelli Angel GT 120/70/18 (Front)
Pirelli Angel GT 160/60/17 (Rear)
Tyre Pressures 33 psi (Front)  36 psi (Rear)
33 psi (Front)  42 psi (Rear)  (maximum load)

Your journey is your journey …

“You cannot see what I see, because you see what you see. You cannot know what I know, because you know what you know. Everything you see, or hear, or experience in anyway at all, is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it ,so everything in the universe you perceive, is specific to you.”

– D.N.Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Quintessential Phrase