16 December 2017

Setup DC for time sync to external NTP server

The following steps can be taken to force your Domain Controller to sync with an external NTP server.

Run CMD as Administrator

net stop w32time

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org" /reliable:yes /update
net start w32time

13 December 2017

Allow BitLocker without a TPM

If you're using a computer which hasn't got a TPM, you can still enable BitLocker on the OS drive.  You will simply need to update the Local Group Policy (or normal Group Policy if you're within a Domain) to reflect the following:

Once done, you will be able to set a password-defined BitLocker on your OS drive.