Friday, October 23, 2009

Native VHD mount in W2K8 R2

Another new feature in W2K8 R2 - you can now create and mount Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). Go to Server Manager -> Storage. Expand into Disk Management, mouse over to More Actions. Create & mount VHD just like what you do for a new physical hard disk.

What about turning on Bitlocker to encrypt virtual volume? Add "Bitlocker" feature on the Server Manager. After reboot, go to control panel -> Bitlocker Drive Encryption. Hey, the VHD is ready for you to encrypt (See picture below). Next, instead of storing the key on the TPM, we will enrol a smart card to encrypt this virtual volume. We will update again when we are ready.

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