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Encrypt the OS drive and back up the recovery keys to Active Directory

Updated: Microsoft BitLocker (Encrypt Now)

Microsoft BitLocker (Encrypt Now)
Encrypt the OS drive and back up the recovery keys to Active Directory

Now displays real-time status in the MassDeploy Portal

  • Check if this is a BitLocker-capable OS
  • Check if a TPM chip is available
  • Check if we can back up recovery keys
  • Take ownership of the TPM by setting an owner password, only for Windows 7/2008R2 and Vista/2008
  • Check for existing numerical password protectors
  • Add a numerical password protector, if one does not exist
  • Back up all recovery keys to AD
  • Turn on BitLocker and begin the drive encryption
  • Display a detailed success or failure message, except in silent mode
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New: Microsoft BitLocker (Encrypt Now)

Microsoft BitLocker (Encrypt Now)
Encrypt the OS drive and back up the recovery keys to Active Directory

  • Check if this is a BitLocker-capable OS
  • Check if a TPM chip is available
  • Check if we can back up recovery keys
  • Take ownership of the TPM by setting an owner password, only for Windows 7/2008R2 and Vista/2008
  • Check for existing numerical password protectors
  • Add a numerical password protector, if one does not exist
  • Back up all recovery keys to AD
  • Turn on BitLocker and begin drive encryption
  • Display a detailed success or failure message, except in silent mode

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