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.
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