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 Post subject: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)
PostPosted: Saturday 20 Oct 2012 15:42 (UTC +1) 
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Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that allows Windows 8 Enterprise to boot and run from mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives. It would be nice if we can boot Windows Server 2012 from a USB flash drive! :geek: In Windows 8 this application can be run by entering pwcreator(.exe) in the Start Screen / Run box.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)
PostPosted: Saturday 20 Oct 2012 16:36 (UTC +1) 
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Installation
1. Install 'Bitlocker Drive Encryption' feature. This will also install 'Ehanced Storage' feature. Make sure you also install the 'Management Tools'

2. Copy the following files from the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder of a Windows 8 x64 machine
Code:
pwcreator.exe
pwlauncher.dll
pwlauncher.exe
en-US\
      pwcreator.exe.mui
      pwlauncher.dll.mui
      pwlauncher.exe.mui


3. Execute
Code:
regsvr32 pwlauncher.dll


4. Launch the pwcreator.exe application!


I don't have a USB (3.0) flash drive of >32GB to test the next steps. Could someone verify this? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)
PostPosted: Saturday 20 Oct 2012 16:58 (UTC +1) 
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Thank you.

I will test it out.

N :)


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)
PostPosted: Saturday 20 Oct 2012 18:10 (UTC +1) 
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Thanks, ExpertUser! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)
PostPosted: Saturday 27 Oct 2012 11:30 (UTC +1) 
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LOL'S.

Got files and all the stuff required, but he does not seem to like my 32 GB USB stick....

I will see to get a 64 GB one...........

Crap.

Some reading -> http://tweaks.com/windows/52279/how-to- ... usb-drive/

N :)


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)
PostPosted: Sunday 28 Oct 2012 19:42 (UTC +1) 
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Haha, too bad... but take your time! :) In the meanwhile someone else might try it and report back.

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