Common questions

How do I configure BitLocker Drive Encryption service?

How do I configure BitLocker Drive Encryption service?

To configure BitLocker on a secondary drive, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Control Panel and click the top result to open the app.
  3. Click on System and Security.
  4. Click on BitLocker Drive Encryption.
  5. Under the “Fixed data drives” section, click the Turn on BitLocker option for the secondary drive.

How do I install BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities?

Bitlocker – Add the BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities

  1. On DC01, log on as CONTOSO\Administrator, and, using Server Manager, click Add roles and features.
  2. On the Before you begin page, click Next.
  3. On the Select installation type page, select Role-based or feature-based installation, and click Next.

How do I install BitLocker on Windows 10?

In Control Panel, select System and Security, and then under BitLocker Drive Encryption, select Manage BitLocker. Note: You’ll only see this option if BitLocker is available for your device. It isn’t available on Windows 10 Home edition. Select Turn on BitLocker and then follow the instructions.

What is BitLocker encryption service?

BitLocker is a full volume encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with Windows Vista. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. By default, it uses the AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining (CBC) or XTS mode with a 128-bit or 256-bit key.

How do I run BitLocker without TPM?

BitLocker can also be used without a TPM by reconfiguring the default BitLocker settings. BitLocker will then store the encryption keys on a separate USB flash drive which must be inserted each time before you start the computer.

Can you use BitLocker with self encrypted hard drives?

BitLocker pre-provisioning, encrypting hard drives, and Used Space Only encryption allow administrators to enable BitLocker quickly on new computers. There is no support for using BitLocker with self-encrypting drives (SEDs). BitLocker supports offloading encryption to encrypted hard drives.

Can a free trial of EFDD decrypt a disk?

Free trial version of EFDD does not allow to save the encryption keys; in decryption/mount mode, it only verifies the validness of the key (s), but does not actually decrypt or mount the disks.

Where to find BitLocker device encryption in Windows 10?

As part of this preparation, BitLocker Device Encryption is initialized on the operating system drive and fixed data drives on the computer with a clear key (this is the equivalent of standard BitLocker suspended state). In this state, the drive is shown with a warning icon in Windows Explorer.

What happens when I suspend BitLocker Drive Encryption?

Suspend protection: When you’re suspending protection your data won’t be protected. Typically, you would use this option when applying a new operating system, firmware, or hardware upgrade. If you don’t resume the encryption protection, BitLocker will resume automatically during the next reboot.

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