Category Archives: BitLocker

Why does the Bitlocker recovery key not end up in the MBAM 2.5 SP1 database when using XTS encryption

Introduction If you are using my Windows 10 UEFI FrontEnd HTA to encrypt UEFI devices when installing Windows 10, and if you are using the MBAM 2.5 SP1 hotfix 2 to enable support for XTS-AES encryption, then you might have … Continue reading

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Why does the Windows 10 1607 reinstall in PXE scenario fail sometimes for BitLockered UEFI enabled computers ?

Introduction Reinstalling computers via PXE boot (in WinPE) is still a valid OSD scenario, however that method brings challenges not least when UEFI capable hardware is in place and when that hardware is also encrypted with Bitlocker. The above HTA … Continue reading

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How can I retrieve my BitLocker Recovery key ?

Here’s a very quick post, if you are not using MBAM and don’t have access to your Active Directory and want to recover your BitLocker key for whatever reason you can quickly do as follows within Windows:- Open an Administrative … Continue reading

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