Many users complain that they need to rebuild and repartition Windows 10 boot system file , then convert BIOS mode from legacy to UEFI without data loss. However, the System Reserved partition were created in Disk 1 instead of Disk 0 as below:
Bellow error appears while running the converting command: mbr2gbt /convert /allowFullOS / disk:0 Error: Disk layout validation failed for disk 0
Partition layout: The default partition layout for UEFI-based PCs is: a system partition, an MSR, a Windows partition, and a recovery tools partition. This layout lets you use Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption through both Windows and through the Windows Recovery Environment. But currently the partition layout is incorrect.
Boot the computer using the Windows 10 installation media
On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up the command prompt. Run the following commands at the command prompt:
Diskpart List disk Select disk 0 List partition //find system reserved Select partition 1 Format active Assign letter =g: //assign letter to newly formated partition Select partition 2 Assign letter=c: //assign letter to windows installed partition Exit diskpart Bootsect /nt60 all /force //fixing the boot sector Bcdboot c:\windows /s F: /f ALL Bootrec /scanos Bootrec /fixmbr Bootrec /fixboot Bootrec /rebuildbcd
Reboot the system an convert it to UEFI by MBR2GPT tool.
To hide shutdown option in start menu of Windows 10, we can use the GPO settings to deploy the following registry key and push it through group policy management: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Start\HideShutDown: change value to 1
Another way to hide shutdown button from start menu and found we can use PowerShell command to perform the task:
Set-ItemProperty -Name value -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Start\HideShutdown -Value 1 -Force
It could be safed as .ps1 then push as script through group policy setting as appear in below example snapshot:
MBAM depends on domain user account to be used by the application pool for the web applications. We can safely change the password of this account without impacts by changing it in the below two locations:
1. Open IIS – > Application Pools -> Advanced settings of ‘MBAMSitesAndSvcsAppPool’ -> Identity: click the button to open the Application Pool Identity dialog box -> Select the Custom account option and click Set to open the Set Credentials dialog box, then type the User Name and Password. 2. Access report server via http://servername/Reports-> ‘Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring’ -> ‘MaltaDataSource’ -> in ‘Connect using’ change the current password under ‘Credentials stored securely in the report server’
To change the password used by the SQL Server (Database Engine) service:
1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager. 2. In SQL Server Configuration Manager, click SQL Server Services. 3. In the details pane, right-click SQL Server (<instancename>), and then click Properties. 4. In the SQL Server (<instancename>) Properties dialog box, on the Log On tab, for the account listed in the Account Namebox, type the new password in the Password and Confirm Passwordboxes, and then click OK. The password takes effect immediately, without restarting SQL Server.
Important note: If you need changing the account itself, then you must reinstall the MBAM Server roles and now use the new account while reinstalling process. Also, the SPN needs to be set on the new account.
Many people complain after upgrading to Windows 10 1903 or higher version the Japanese keyboard (and other languages may face the same issue) doesn’t work. The suggested solution on the internet is: “Copy the dictionary files from a pre 1803 version from this path C:\Windows\IME\IMEJP\DICTS and put them on the same path in 1903″ which I totally do not recommend. So what is the solution?