Step by Step : Securing Drives using Bitlocker in Windows Server 2012 R2

Just a random "Microsoft Server / Client Tech" info..

After my long post about NAP technology step by step, this time lets go through another highly recommended feature that you can deploy in your infrastructure, which is Bitlocker.

BitLocker is a drive encryption technology that enables a user to encrypt an entire hard drive to protect it from unauthorized access attempts. 

BitLocker was introduced in Windows Vista and Windows 2008. BitLocker is available on select versions of the Windows operating system.

BitLocker has the following characteristics.

  • BitLocker can encrypt an entire hard drive or only the utilized parts of a hard drive.
  • BitLocker can be combined with EFS.
  • BitLocker protects the integrity of the Windows startup process.
  • Some BitLocker features usable when Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is available on the computer.

In this demo, i will go through a step by step how to secure your data drives using Bitlocker in Server 2012 R2

In our 1st step, we need to deploy group policy…

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