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April 01, 2014

Intel vPro Hardware

vPro Ivy Bridge Tablets

vPro Haswell Tablets

vPro Motherboard

vPro Desktop

vPro Laptop

Posted by dotpeople at 02:22 AM

March 09, 2014

Windows 7 Optimizations

Bitlocker Disk Encryption Configuration:

  • Cipher Strength: AES-256 with Diffuser
  • Reset TPM Owner Password
  • Authentication Method: TPM + Startup PIN
  • Enhanced PINs
  • Increase Minimum PIN Length
  • Require FIPS algorithms
  • Save Recovery Key

Secondary Drive Unlock: Password + Auto-unlock after primary

When TCB changes (happens often ):

  • Boot with recovery key on USB drive
  • Suspend + Renable Bitlocker on OS drive to reseal

McAfee critique of Bitlocker

Network File Server to Windows XP Clients:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache=1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size=3

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\IRPStackSize=36

Performance: disable paging of drives and system code:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive=1

Disk Usage on System Drive:

Disable hibernation via admin shell: powercfg -h
Shrink page file
Turn off drive indexing on SSD

Faster shutdown:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WaitToKillServiceTimeout=1000

Reduce Menu Delay:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MenuShowDelay=100

Posted by dotpeople at 01:10 AM