Tag Archives: Security

BitLocker failure resuming from hibernation

This article refers to the HP Folio 12-2000 running Windows 7 with BitLocker.

Resuming the Folio 13 from hibernation will result in BitLocker detecting a change in the system boot information and asking for the recovery key.

Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Information

The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.

You must supply a BitLocker recovery password to start this system.

Confirm that the boot changes to this system are authorized.

If the changes to the boot system are trusted, then disable and re-enable BitLocker. This will reset BitLocker to use the new boot information.

Otherwise, restore the system boot information.

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I have found a workaround by disabling the “Internal network device boot” option within the BIOS. I informed HP about the issue and the workaround and was told that they had previously received a report of this issue and their engineers are working on a fix that will probably require a BIOS update.

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MediaWiki authentication with Active Directory

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MediaWiki

In order to centralize documentation and provide a way for everybody involved in a project to contribute to the documentation effort for any given project I’ve decided to implement MediaWiki. For this to be a success and actually have people use it, it was necessary to add Active Directory (AD) authentication. With AD authentication users will not need to register with the MediaWiki installation and can start adding or modifying pages immediately.

Here are the steps I used in order to activate AD authentication. Continue reading