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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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Understanding BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 2012

Microsoft added Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Windows Server 2008 mostly as a result of organizations demanding protection not only for their operating systems in remote locations, but also for the vital data stored on the system volume, data volumes, and USB flash drives that were used in these locations. BitLocker Drive Encryption, commonly referred to as just BitLocker, is a software-based Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data-protection security feature included in all versions of Windows Server 2012. It is an optional component that must be installed if you choose to use it.

BitLocker increases data at rest protection for an operating system by merging two concepts together: encrypting ...

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