How to tell if your server hardware is ready for Hyper-V/BitLocker

You can download a free third-party tool to help you identify if your server hardware supports the required features for Hyper-V and BitLocker:

If your processor is Intel, you can use their free Intel Processor Finder tool. Read more about it on their forum:

SecurAble probes the system’s processor to determine the presence, absence and operational status of three modern processor features:

  • 64-bit instruction extensions

  • Hardware support for detecting and preventing the execution of code in program data areas

  • Hardware support for system resource “virtualization”


This Windows Server Catalog site shows what servers are certified for Hyper-V and Windows Server.


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