More on Displaying the Bitlocker Wizard with Windows 8 and MDT 2012 U1

I a previous post, I detailed how to get the Bitlocker wizard page to appear when deploying Windows 8 pro.

I recently confirmed another case where the wizard does not show up. I became aware of this thread on Technet because another user linked to my previously mentioned blog post.

I was able to confirm after a bit of testing, that when using the Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation media, MDT does not show the Bitlocker wizard page. At this point, I am not sure of the reason for this.

Sending Email Notification from MDT 2012

In my recent rework of my Build and Capture sequences that are used for updating my reference images, I thought it would be nice to have an email notification when the process was done.  This post is to show how I did this.

I did this using Powershell’s Send-MailMessage cmdlet.  This provides a simple way to send a message via SMTP, and this MDT 2012u1 provides support for Powershell scripts it seemed a logical choice.  Since I wanted to send the message at the end of a Capture process, I needed to be able to send the message from the WindowsPE environment. Continue reading