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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption

By default, BitLocker is configured to use a TPM. To recap, however, BitLocker’s full functionality will not be enabled unless the system being used is compatible with the TPM chip and BIOS. This next section looks at how to enable BitLocker Drive Encryption with TPM. Microsoft recognizes that many laptops and computers do not have TPM chips (or are not TPM enabled). If you are in this situation, don’t despair; you can still use BitLocker without a compatible TPM chip and BIOS. This section also covers how to enable BitLocker without TPM.

Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption with TPM

The first step to enabling BitLocker with TPM is to turn on the TPM. Use the following steps to complete this task:

1. Go into ...

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