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?

    Thanks,

    Nik