Beta versions of the Windows Server 2008 schema extensions are available on the Windows Vista installation discs

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Windows Vista includes beta versions of the Windows Server 2008 schema extensions. These extensions are in the Adprep tool and in its supporting .ldf files. The Adprep tool and its supporting .ldf files are in the drive:\bin\Setup\sources\adprep\ folder on the Windows Vista installation discs.

By using these schema extensions, you can test the following Windows Vista features in a nonproduction forest:
  1. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  2. Improvements to Group Policy-based configuration for wireless and wired client computers
We recommend that you do not deploy these schema extensions in any production forest of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
You can use the Ldifde tool to deploy these schema extensions. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Configuring Active Directory to Back up Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption and Trusted Platform Module Recovery Information

Active Directory Schema Extensions for Windows Vista Wireless and Wired Group Policy Enhancements
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932862 Error messages after you install the BitLocker Drive Encryption schema updates in a Windows Server 2003 domain
When Windows Server 2008 schema updates are available, we recommend that you use them to support BitLocker Drive Encryption and improvements to Group Policy-based configuration for wireless and wired client computers.

Article ID: 933585 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:41:52 - Revision: 1.2

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