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Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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enable BitLocker full disk encryption WITHOUT storing keys in the TPM windows 11

I am on Windows 11 and want to encrypt my Drive, i have a modern laptop with a TPM which is really easy to sniff via the solder points on the motherboard, I want a regular Password encryption required ...
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Bitlocker recovery key back-up to AAD and Intune

In the tenant there are a lot of devices without Bitlocker recovery key. We want to make these devices back up their recovery key to AAD and subsequently to Intune. Also all devices are AADJ and there ...
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BitLocker add Numerical password [duplicate]

I want have on PC add Numerical Password. What should I do. Because how much I searching for information can't find any specific. Any advice? Because in other device Volume C: [Windows ] [OS Volume] ...
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BitLocker Full Disk Encryption - WIN

I am encountering a recurring issue with BitLocker Full Disc Encryption (WIN) via Policy Management on Windows devices. The issue manifests as a failed encryption attempt due to the presence of ...
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Exclude Bitlocker encrypted USB from USB storage disable GPO in Windows Server?

I have a USB drive to move files between a domain and a standalone PC. The USB drive is encrypted with BitLocker and can be used between a domain client pc and the standalone. On my domain there is a ...
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Configuring Windows Workstations to use their TPM in Bit Locker for all drives?

I have a bunch of AD-integrated workstations that will need to use BitLocker. They all have TPM 2.0 installed, and my overall goal is to get BitLocker set up and using the TPM for both the OS drive ...
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Is Bitlocker automatic unlock not safe?

I don't get how "automatically unlock" Bitlocker feature works on Windows 10. I have a main SSD with OS installed in it that's encrypted with bitlocker and another drive encrypted with ...
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Do i need to encrypt the OS drive with Bitlocker if i store data only on a second different drive in the same PC?

I have a PC with two drives in it. One is used for OS and programs only and the other one is used to store data. I want to encrypt my data to prevent the PC to be stolen and for the thieves to ...
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Best method for enabling bitlocker via GPO/scripting

I'm working on getting bitlocker deployed across an organization and am getting hung up on how I'm expected to actually enable it. We're using on-site AD on Server2012 (will be moving to 2022 this ...
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"There are currently no power options available" message when using BitLocker on Windows

I have a Windows 10 IoT Enterprise version 21H2 (not in a domain). I encrypted C partition using BitLocker configured to auto-unlock using the TPM module of the PC. Each time I enable BitLocker, the &...
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Can Bitlocker be applied to a shared volume of the Windows 2022 server? + SMB Encryption?

Our school has a remote file server (Windows 2022 virtual server on a colo) that provides network shared drives. We have both Windows and MacOS clients accessing it through SMB. Recently our IT Sub-...
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Solution to remotely unlock bitlocker on domain [closed]

I'm looking for a solution to remotely (on site, connected to our domain) unlock bitlocker on laptops. After a few research, I found that this is quite possible with BitLocker Network Unlock, but what ...
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Bitlocker Encryption on RAID 0 kicks drive out of array half-way through

After hunting around for answers, I found some for the question: "Does Bitlocker support RAID on Windows". The answer seems to be that hardware RAID is supported. I've got a RAID 0 drive ...
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Hyper-V, BitLocker usage both on the virtualized system and the drive of the host system

Using Hyper-V on a Windows 10 Pro computer, all Hyper-V VM related data is stored on a non-system secondary SSD: D:\. I know that you can use BitLocker in the VMs themselves, by enabling TPM support ...
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Using InTune for BitLocker enabling TPM+PIN+USB

I am tasked with enabling BitLocker via InTune and I am struggling to understand why the following settings are not taking effect on the endpoint. In the OS drive settings Compatible TPM Startup - ...
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Can we prevent Windows from marking NVMe drives as removable?

I've noticed recently that when adding NVMe drives to Windows, it has a tendency to mark them as removable. I think this is more likely on "enterprise" NVMe SSDs, at least in my experience. ...
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How do I disable Bitlocker Encryption settings using Intune?

We've activated Intune Bitlocker encryption and configured it needs a password to unlock. Since we don't want our users to change the Bitlocker pin, we want to disable the Settings below. Bitlocker ...
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Bitlocker Auto-Unlock C drive with TPM

I wanted to enable auto-unlock on C drive with TPM. When I click on enable bitlocker on C Drive, it shows me only 2 options Insert a USB drive Enter a password I do not see any option which says ...
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Bitlocker Recovery Keys not showing in active directory suite

I recently asked this same question here about a month ago -> BitLocker Recovery Keys Not Showing in Active Directory But things have changed now and I am still getting the same results. I am going ...
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BitLocker Recovery Keys Not Showing in Active Directory

I have been working on this all last week and this week and have made no progress. I am working in active directory and group policy and need to store the bitlocker recovery keys in the bitlocker tab. ...
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Bitlocker GPO automatic?

I was wondering if someone else has accomplished on what im trying to do i have GPO to automatic stores the keys in the AD when activated the bitlocker, but it seems that i have to do it manually, so ...
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What powershell module to import in order to run "Read-ADRecoveryInformation"?

I tried to run Read-ADRecoveryInformation but hit with this infamous error message. I tried the following cmdlets to look for the module but I could not find it. Get-command -Module ...
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win10 bitlocker enrypts partition after update

one of my clients has an laptop with Win 10. After the client run the latest Updates apparently BitLocker started to encrypt the files/Partition WITHOUT CONSENT and WITHOUT PROVIDING ANY RECOVERY KEYS....
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How to add credentials to bitlocker script

I'm trying to create a script to see if the bitlocker works or not. If it works, then a file is posted in the c:\ folder We will call "yes" if the bitlocker does not work then add password ...
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BitLocker on Hyper-V Server 2019 - Failed - The system cannot find the file specified

To start with, I want to be clear that this is on "Hyper-V Server 2019" (free headless hypervisor) and not "Windows Server 2019" with the Hyper-V role installed. I've been banging ...
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Bitlocker drive encryption after PC rename or removing from domain

I've the script and gpo for the bit-locker drive encryption and it successfully writing the encryption key to the AD object. Now what I can't find anywhere to test is what will happen in case the PC ...
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When recovering a drive from within Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM), why are you asked for a reason for recovering the drive?

When choosing to decrypt a drive via MBAM, I've noticed a combo box that asks the user to choose a reason for decryption - several possible options are listed including a lost PIN. What's the ...
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Mapped Harddrive, Bitlocker? [closed]

All the available letters to use for harddrive, i used up. So for my new harddrive, i used mapping. So i have mapped my new harddrive to a folder. My question is, is it possible to still get ...
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Bitlocker my LAN

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 LAN that is working great. I recently have been given the task to encrypt the data at rest. I would like to use bitlocker, but all the documentation is for ...
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How to make GPO not apply to certain OU's

I am having issues to make a GPO not apply to a certain OU. I have a bitlocker GPO that uses password on domain level. (so applies to every ou) but I want it to exclude the computer and users that ...
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Lock-Bitlocker after Robocopy - access denied

I'm trying to create a backup script that unlocks an external bitlocker drive, robocopies files to it, then locks it when it's done. I am able to unlock and copy just fine, but the final step of "Lock-...
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Bitlocker - mainboard exchange won't require recovery password - why?

A mainboard died. It was exchanged for the same board type (same bios and config, as well, also a new CPU but of the same type). The hard drive is encrypted with bitlocker (on Win10 Pro v1903) and I ...
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Bitlocker sometimes shows as active instantly once policies set

So the setup is that we have a bunch of laptops for staff which connect to Windows Server (2012) AD. We have an AD group (I didn't set it up so not 100% sure of policies set) that allows Bitlocker ...
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Lock removable drives to domain/network with BitLocker

I have a network/domain of PCs that users use and don't have administrative privileges. Occasionally, they copy some data to USB drives to move between machines. I need to prevent data written to ...
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How to protect data on Windows Server

I'm renting an unmanaged dedicated (physical) server, running Windows Server (currently 2012 R2, but it can be changed to another version of the Standard edition). I have a custom Windows service ...
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Syncml(500): The recipient encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request - Intune Bitlocker

When trying to enable encryption (BitLocker) from Intune using a profile under Windows10_EndpointProtection , it throws out an error like this: Syncml(500): The recipient encountered an unexpected ...
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Certificate expiration does not match validity period in template (Windows CA)

I'm trying to request a new Bitlocker DRA certificate from my internal CA. The template is set to two years, as shown here Template I'm trying to request a new certificate via the Certificates MMC ...
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Bitlocked VHDX and VM import

I have a Windows VM with two drives: OS(C) and DATA(D). The DATA drive is encrypted with bitlocker. Upon restarting the VM, Windows would ask me to "unlock the DATA drive" prompting for the key. I ...
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BitLocker: how to replace the numerical password recovery key protector with an alphanumeric password key protector?

manage-bde -status BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.17763 Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Disk volumes that can be protected with BitLocker ...
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Enable-Bitlocker -TpmProtector via GPO does not work (0x80070522)

I am trying to automate the bitlocker in our corporate environment. I have written a script which enables the bitlocker and it works fine if I run it manually, but whenever I implement it via GPO (...
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Is my plan for Bitlocker deployment missing anything?

1.) Confirm that TPM is activated in the BIOS of all workstations.  - All of these workstations are using Windows 10 Pro, which I believe automatically activates the TPM chip when the OS is installed ...
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bitlocked VHDX security

I have a physical server deployed to a third party. On said server, runs a Windows 2016 Hyper-V VM. The VM's VHDX is encrypted with Bitlocker. The third party has admin access to the physical server, ...
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Bitlocker: Same recovery key across several devices

Background I work for a company that leases medical testing devices to health clinics. These devices are not domain joined and are only accessible through our MDM solution. These devices connect to a ...
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BitLocker drive encryption - Hyper-V host to guest pass-thru

Cheers folks. I have a question RE Hyper-V guest operating system accessing a physical hard drive from the host, and using BitLocker drive encryption. Currently, I have a linux VM that has a bunch of ...
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Bitlocker not accepting pin but goes through after tapping enter a few times

This is one of the strangest errors I've run into. We've recently gotten a batch of Lenovo Legions Y7000 1060's and they work great apart from one of them which doesn't accept its bitlocker pin, ...
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Wiping Bitlocker Drive Key Sector

I have a 4TB drive that has been bitlocker encrypted (via password) since day one and want to wipe it before I sell it used. The process looks like it's going to take 100+ hours via nwipe but I was ...
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Bitlocker - "Recovery information was successfully backed up to Active Directory", but not really?

I have a device that needs to have its' bitlocker recovery backup up to AD for visibility in the "Bitlocker Recovery" tab of the object in Active Directory. I found that the device only had a TPM ...
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Windows encrypted software raid

Is it possible to have (preferrably with Windows-on-board tools of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016) to have a software raid mirror on 2 encrypted disks? (Locally preferred.) From what ...
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How do you check if a hard drive was encrypted with software or hardware when using BitLocker?

Due to the recent security findings in that probably most SSDs implement encryption in a completely naive and broken way, I want to check which of my BitLocker machines are using hardware encryption ...
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Cannot save BitLocker keys to ADDS for certain machines

We have several Windows 10 laptops (Win10 Enterprise, most running Build 1803, here in our main office and in multiple co-locations. We are implementing BitLocker company-wide and we have a GPO that ...
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