Sunday, March 5, 2017

Can't save BitLocker key to Microsoft Account in Windows 10 when encrypting an external drive

1. Save the key to a file (can throw it away later).
2. Start encrypting the drive.
3. Run a command prompt with Admin rights.
4. You need to get the volume ID by typing "mountvol".
5. Now run the "bitlockerwizardelev.exe": "%SystemRoot%\System32\BitLockerWizardElev.exe" \\?\Volume{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}\ Y.
6. It will prompt the BitLocker GUI as Admin and save the key to your account.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

How to create a NAT switch in Windows 10 Hyper-V

To create a virtual NAT switch, open a PowerShell window with Admin rights and run the following command: New-VMSwitch -Name "NAT" -SwitchType NAT -NATSubnetAddress
Now, run the following command to create the NAT object on the host system: New-NetNat –Name NAT –InternalIPInterfaceAddressPrefix
Give your VM an IP like with netmask

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


DISKSPD is a storage load generator / performance test tool from the Windows Server and Cloud Server Infrastructure Engineering teams. You can get it at GitHub or as a binary at TechNet Gallery.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Xperf123: data collection made as easy as 1-2-3

As the website says, a tool to automate the process of collecting Xperf traces without the user worrying about various settings/options.