BitLocker™ Technical Overview — Now Available


It’s been a while since WinHEC 2005, and it was time for a meaningful refresh of our BitLocker docs. In an effort to crystallize the product functionality in one relatively short, yet technical document, I have updated the BitLocker Technical Overview available on http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/security/bittech.mspx.


 


This document is intended for IT administrators and advanced users to help them understand the different authentication scenarios offered. The document includes the following:




  • The different requirements for installing BitLocker Drive Encryption


  • An architectural overview


  • A section on servers


  • A section on data volumes


  • Information about the product’s lifecyclefrom install to retirement


  • Information about the different authentication scenarios offered (what is TPM-only and what is TPM+StartupKey)


  • Information about the different recovery mechanisms available in case something goes wrong

Tony Ureche


Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    What are the steps to initiate BitLocker from Active Directory?

  2. Anonymous says:

    The page in your blog is no longer available.

    “We apologize, but the page you were looking for has been deleted or combined with a new page somewhere else.

    Please visit the new Windows Client TechCenter to locate the information you need.”

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