Posts made in October, 2011

Apps won’t open after update to iOS 5

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Apple, iOS 4, iOS 5, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch | 38 comments

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about apps not opening any more after updating Apple iOS from 4.3.2 or below to 4.3.3 or higher. Now that iOS 5 has been released this problem seems to be still persistent and hasn’t been fixed in iOS 5. While updating your iPhone, iPod or iPad from 4.3.3 or higher to iOS 5 does not seem to be a problem, updating from earlier versions indeed does. So again: when your 3rd party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Amazon, eBay & Co. do not open any more after updating, simply try one of these methods: Open the app store and update any app that has...

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How to change BitLocker recovery password with vbScript?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in BitLocker, Environment, VBScript, WMI | 0 comments

Related to my last post about how to change BitLocker recovery password from an elevated command prompt here is how you can achieve the same result with vbScript and WMI. This script is from Microsoft TechNet: BitLocker Drive Encryption Operations Guide: Recovering Encrypted Volumes with AD DS. ' Target drive letter strDriveLetter = "c:" ' Target computer name ' Use "." to connect to the local computer strComputerName = "." ' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ' Connect to the BitLocker WMI provider class '...

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How to change BitLocker recovery password?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in BitLocker, Environment | 0 comments

Sometimes you need to give a BitLocker recovery password to one of your customers. For example when you cannot access the computer remotely. It also happens that passwords get revealed accidentally or intentionally. While either scenario can be a security lack you may want to change the recovery password of a certain computer. To do so, you’ll need to open an elevated command prompt. With manage-bde.exe (BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool) you can manage to change such recovery passwords. First get a list of recovery passwords for the desired partition by typing:...

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iPhone apps won’t open

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Apple | 16 comments

In May I wrote a post about iPhone apps not opening after updating iOS to version 4.3.3. (iPhone apps won’t open after update to 4.3.3, complete post and comments). Now that Apple iOS versions 4.3.4 and 4.3.5 have been published this problem seems to still exist when updating from prior 4.3.3 to 4.3.3. or later. Yesterday I updated my Apple iPhone to iOS 4.3.3 (no, it is not jailbreaked). After that I noticed that none of the installed apps run any more. Of course the built-in apps ran fine (like Maps, App Store, Calendar, Mail, Messages, Clock, Contacts, iTunes, Calculator, YouTube...

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