All you ever wanted to know about Windows Vista’s Bitlocker drive encryption and secure start up technologies

Bitlocker is the feature of Windows Vista that I'm asked about more than any other. There follows a list of links to an excellent series of resources covering BitLocker in technical detail. Before I get to the guides I'd also like to refer you to the BitLocker Team blog which is a great source of information in itself including details of the recent cosmetic changes to the interface in the BitLocker Makeover.

By far the most popular guide is the Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide

Windows Vista Trusted Platform Module Services Step by Step Guide  

BitLocker Executive Overview          

A Technical review of BitLocker Drive Encryption  

Best Practices for Trusted Platform Module Management

BitLocker and TPM Services – Glossary  

Windows Vista BitLocker Client Platform Requirements

BitLocker Drive Encryption Frequently Asked Questions  

BitLocker Drive Encryption: Value-Add Extensibility Options 

Hardware requirements for BitLocker Drive Encryption 

BitLocker Drive Encryption: Scenarios, User Experience, and Flow                          

BAES-CBC + Elephant diffuser A Disk Encryption Algorithm for Windows Vista 


Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nik> BitLocker will be submitted for FIPS 140 in the USA – I’m not aware of anything specific for the UK

  2. Anonymous says:

    Long time, no post! I just wanted to give you a quick headsup about the Vista Squad holding their second

  3. Anonymous says:

    During the Technical (TechNet) Roadshow and whilst meeting IT Professionals both online and offline many

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you’re new to Windows Vista’s BitLocker featureset then I recommend reading " all you ever wanted

  5. nik says:

    Hi Steve,

    Do you know if there are any plans to either put BitLocker through formal Government approval (CAPS in the UK for example), or to provide a Government-only version with approved crypto?



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