Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am considering using BitLocker to encrypt a server's data partitions. It isn't fully clear in the documentation; does the system volume (partition) need to be encrypted before other partitions on the system may be encrypted?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

No, BitLocker and BitLocker-To-Go don't require the system drive to be encrypted.

Note however that if you don't anyone could hack the system drive to gain access to the other partitions, so you're defeating the purpose of BitLocker.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.