Access Denied Error 0x80070005 message when initializing TPM for Bitlocker

Hello, my name is Manoj Sehgal. I am a Senior Support Engineer in the Windows group and today’s blog will cover How to initialize TPM successfully when you enable Bitlocker in Windows 7. A common problem we have seen since the release of Windows 7 has been to initialize TPM successfully so that you can…

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How to backup recovery information in AD after Bitlocker is turned ON in Windows 7

Hello, my name is Manoj Sehgal. I am a Senior Support Engineer in the Windows group and today’s blog will cover “How to backup recovery information in AD after Bitlocker is turned ON in Windows 7.” A common question we are asked is how do I save the recovery information for a Windows 7 machine…

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Bitlocker Policies for Windows 7 on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008

Hello, my name is Manoj Sehgal. I am a Support Escalation Engineer in the Windows group and today’s blog will cover “How to get the bitlocker policies for windows 7 for on Windows Server 2003 as domain functional level” If you open Group Policy Management Editor from a Windows Server 2008 Server you will only…

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How to use Hash of TPM from AD to reset your TPM password

Hello, my name is Manoj Sehgal. I am a Support Escalation Engineer in the Windows group and today’s blog will cover “How to use Hash of TPM from AD to reset your TPM password”. As per Best Practices for Bitlocker we configure a Group Policy for TPM to backup information in AD DS. Note: See…

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Issues Resulting in Bitlocker Recovery Mode and Their Resolution

My name is Tanner Slayton and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer for Microsoft on the Windows Core Team. I am writing today to shed some light on a common Bitlocker problem that we see.     * While you can accomplish most tasks via the Bitlocker Control Panel Applet, I am going to…

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BitLocker & Application Compatibility

Recently I received an interesting question around BitLocker & Application Compatibility. In other words will an application, which works on a machine without BitLocker also work on a machine with BitLocker enabled? I believe it sounds as simple a question as important it is.   Quick answer is that the BitLocker Drivers are at a…

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Top 10 Reasons for Deploying BitLocker on Branch Office Servers

Top 10 Reasons for Deploying BitLocker on Branch Office Servers   1.       Information Loss is Costly Information is the key asset of IT industry. Losing this asset or getting it in wrong hands can be equally damaging for all businesses small, medium or large. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that intellectual property…

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BitLocker Makeover

The Windows Vista RC1 release is quickly approaching and I know many of you are eager to hear the latest and greatest news about BitLocker.  Well, wait no more my fervent comrades!   Anyone who is familiar with previous builds may recall walking through separate wizards for the TPM and BitLocker functionalities – and thinking,…

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Open Sesame: BitLocker Recovery Passwords

Anyone who has tried enabling BitLocker will have been greeted with a friendly dialog box insisting that you create a recovery password.  I remember the first time I saw this, I found myself asking, “what is this recovery password, and what am I supposed to do with it?”  Let’s first take a look at the…

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Keys to the Kingdom

You probably have lots of keys in your life — a house key, a car key, an office key. Each of these keys fits a different lock. Windows BitLocker™ Drive Encryption also has different key and lock combinations. Just as you wouldn’t leave your car keys laying out in public or sitting in the ignition…

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