BitLocker CSP

The BitLocker configuration service provider (CSP) is used by the enterprise to manage encryption of PCs and devices. This CSP was added in Windows 10, version 1703. Starting in Windows 10, version 1809, it's also supported in Windows 10 Pro.

Note

Settings are enforced only at the time encryption is started. Encryption isn't restarted with settings changes.

You must send all the settings together in a single SyncML to be effective.

A Get operation on any of the settings, except for RequireDeviceEncryption and RequireStorageCardEncryption, returns the setting configured by the admin.

For RequireDeviceEncryption and RequireStorageCardEncryption, the Get operation returns the actual status of enforcement to the admin, such as if Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protection is required and if encryption is required. And if the device has BitLocker enabled but with password protector, the status reported is 0. A Get operation on RequireDeviceEncryption doesn't verify that a minimum PIN length is enforced (SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength).

The following example shows the BitLocker configuration service provider in tree format.

./Device/Vendor/MSFT
BitLocker
----RequireStorageCardEncryption
----RequireDeviceEncryption
----EncryptionMethodByDriveType
----IdentificationField
----SystemDrivesEnablePreBootPinExceptionOnDECapableDevice
----SystemDrivesEnhancedPIN
----SystemDrivesDisallowStandardUsersCanChangePIN
----SystemDrivesEnablePrebootInputProtectorsOnSlates
----SystemDrivesEncryptionType
----SystemDrivesRequireStartupAuthentication
----SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength
----SystemDrivesRecoveryMessage
----SystemDrivesRecoveryOptions
----FixedDrivesRecoveryOptions
----FixedDrivesRequireEncryption
----FixedDrivesEncryptionType
----RemovableDrivesRequireEncryption
----RemovableDrivesEncryptionType
----RemovableDrivesConfigureBDE
----AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption
----AllowStandardUserEncryption
----ConfigureRecoveryPasswordRotation
----RotateRecoveryPasswords
----Status
--------DeviceEncryptionStatus
--------RotateRecoveryPasswordsStatus
--------RotateRecoveryPasswordsRequestID

Tip

Some of the policies here are ADMX-backed policies. For a step-by-step guide to enable ADMX-backed policies, see Enable ADMX-backed policies in MDM. For more information, see Understanding ADMX-backed policies.

./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker Defines the root node for the BitLocker configuration service provider.

RequireDeviceEncryption

Allows the administrator to require encryption that needs to be turned on by using BitLocker\Device Encryption.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

Data type is integer. Sample value for this node to enable this policy: 1. Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

The status of OS volumes and encryptable fixed data volumes is checked with a Get operation. Typically, BitLocker/Device Encryption will follow whichever value EncryptionMethodByDriveType policy is set to. However, this policy setting will be ignored for self-encrypting fixed drives and self-encrypting OS drives.

Encryptable fixed data volumes are treated similarly to OS volumes. However, fixed data volumes must meet other criteria to be considered encryptable:

  • It must not be a dynamic volume.
  • It must not be a recovery partition.
  • It must not be a hidden volume.
  • It must not be a system partition.
  • It must not be backed by virtual storage.
  • It must not have a reference in the BCD store.

The following list shows the supported values:

  • 0 (default): Disable. If the policy setting isn't set or is set to 0, the device's enforcement status isn't checked. The policy doesn't enforce encryption and it doesn't decrypt encrypted volumes.
  • 1: Enable. The device's enforcement status is checked. Setting this policy to 1 triggers encryption of all drives (silently or non-silently based on AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption policy).

If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

<SyncML>
    <SyncBody>
        <Replace>
            <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
            <Item>
                <Target>
                    <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/RequireDeviceEncryption</LocURI>
                </Target>
                <Meta>
                    <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">int</Format>
                </Meta>
                <Data>0</Data>
            </Item>
        </Replace>
    </SyncBody>
</SyncML>

Note

Currently only full disk encryption is supported when using this CSP for silent encryption. For non-silent encryption, encryption type will depend on SystemDrivesEncryptionType and FixedDrivesEncryptionType configured on the device.

EncryptionMethodByDriveType

Allows you to set the default encryption method for each of the different drive types: operating system drives, fixed data drives, and removable data drives. Hidden, system, and recovery partitions are skipped from encryption. This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Choose drive encryption method and cipher strength (Windows 10 [Version 1511] and later)".

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Choose drive encryption method and cipher strength (Windows 10 [Version 1511] and later)
  • GP name: EncryptionMethodWithXts_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting allows you to configure the algorithm and cipher strength used by BitLocker Drive Encryption. This setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. Changing the encryption method has no effect if the drive is already encrypted, or if encryption is in progress.

If you enable this setting, you'll be able to configure an encryption algorithm and key cipher strength for fixed data drives, operating system drives, and removable data drives individually. For fixed and operating system drives, we recommend that you use the XTS-AES algorithm. For removable drives, you should use AES-CBC 128-bit or AES-CBC 256-bit if the drive will be used in other devices that aren't running Windows 10, version 1511.

If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, BitLocker will use the default encryption method of XTS-AES 128-bit or the encryption method specified by any setup script.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy and set the encryption methods is:

 <enabled/><data id="EncryptionMethodWithXtsOsDropDown_Name" value="xx"/><data id="EncryptionMethodWithXtsFdvDropDown_Name" value="xx"/><data id="EncryptionMethodWithXtsRdvDropDown_Name" value="xx"/>
  • EncryptionMethodWithXtsOsDropDown_Name = Select the encryption method for operating system drives.
  • EncryptionMethodWithXtsFdvDropDown_Name = Select the encryption method for fixed data drives.
  • EncryptionMethodWithXtsRdvDropDown_Name = Select the encryption method for removable data drives.

The possible values for 'xx' are:

  • 3 = AES-CBC 128
  • 4 = AES-CBC 256
  • 6 = XTS-AES 128
  • 7 = XTS-AES 256

Note

When you enable EncryptionMethodByDriveType, you must specify values for all three drives (operating system, fixed data, and removable data), otherwise it will fail (500 return status). For example, if you only set the encrytion method for the OS and removable drives, you will get a 500 return status.

If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

<Replace>
  <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
    <Item>
      <Target>
          <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/EncryptionMethodByDriveType</LocURI>
      </Target>
      <Meta>
          <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
      </Meta>
      <Data><disabled/></Data>
    </Item>
</Replace>

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

IdentificationField

Allows you to associate unique organizational identifiers to a new drive that is enabled with BitLocker.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Provide the unique identifiers for your organization
  • GP name: IdentificationField_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting is used to establish an identifier that is applied to all encrypted drives in your organization.

Identifiers are stored as the identification field and the allowed identification field. You can configure the following identification fields on existing drives by using the Manage-bde:

  • BitLocker identification field: It allows you to associate unique organizational identifiers to a new drive that is enabled with BitLocker. This identifier is automatically added to new BitLocker-protected drives, and it can be updated on existing BitLocker-protected drives by using the Manage-bde command-line tool. For more information about the tool to manage BitLocker, see Manage-bde. An identification field is required to manage certificate-based data recovery agents on BitLocker-protected drives and for potential updates to the BitLocker To Go Reader. BitLocker manages and updates data recovery agents only when the identification field on the drive matches the value that is configured in the identification field. In a similar manner, BitLocker updates the BitLocker To Go Reader only when the identification field on the drive matches the value that is configured for the identification field.

  • Allowed BitLocker identification field: The allowed identification field is used in combination with the 'Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker' policy setting to help control the use of removable drives in your organization. It's a comma-separated list of identification fields from your organization or external organizations.

Note

When a BitLocker-protected drive is mounted on another BitLocker-enabled computer, the identification field and the allowed identification field are used to determine whether the drive is from an outside organization.

If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the identification field on the BitLocker-protected drive and any allowed identification field that is used by your organization.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="IdentificationField" value="BitLocker-ID1"/><data id="SecIdentificationField" value="Allowed-BitLocker-ID2"/>

Data ID:

  • IdentificationField: This is a BitLocker identification field.
  • SecIdentificationField: This is an allowed BitLocker identification field.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, the identification field isn't required.

Note

Multiple values separated by commas can be entered in the identification and allowed identification fields. The identification field can be any value up to 260 characters.

SystemDrivesEnablePreBootPinExceptionOnDECapableDevice

Allows users on devices that are compliant with InstantGo or the Microsoft Hardware Security Test Interface (HSTI) to not have a PIN for preboot authentication.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Allow devices compliant with InstantGo or HSTI to opt out of pre-boot PIN
  • GP name: EnablePreBootPinExceptionOnDECapableDevice_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting allows users on devices that are compliant with InstantGo or Microsoft Hardware Security Test Interface (HSTI) to not have a PIN for pre-boot authentication. This setting overrides the "Require startup PIN with TPM" option of the "Require additional authentication at startup" policy on compliant hardware.

If you enable this policy setting, users on InstantGo and HSTI compliant devices will have the choice to turn on BitLocker without pre-boot authentication.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/>

If this policy is disabled, the options of "Require additional authentication at startup" policy apply.

SystemDrivesEnhancedPIN

Allows users to configure whether or not enhanced startup PINs are used with BitLocker.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Allow enhanced PINs for startup
  • GP name: EnhancedPIN_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting permits the use of enhanced PINs when you use an unlock method that includes a PIN. Enhanced startup PINs permit the usage of characters (including uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, numbers, and spaces). This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker.

Note

Not all computers support enhanced PIN characters in the preboot environment. It's strongly recommended that users perform a system check during the BitLocker setup to verify that enhanced PIN characters can be used.

If you enable this policy setting, all new BitLocker startup PINs that are set will be enhanced PINs. Existing drives that were protected by using standard startup PINs aren't affected.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/>

If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, enhanced PINs won't be used.

SystemDrivesDisallowStandardUsersCanChangePIN

Allows you to configure whether standard users are allowed to change BitLocker PIN or password that is used to protect the operating system drive.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Disallow standard users from changing the PIN or password
  • GP name: DisallowStandardUsersCanChangePIN_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This policy setting allows you to configure whether or not standard users are allowed to change the PIN or password, that is used to protect the operating system drive.

Note

To change the PIN or password, the user must be able to provide the current PIN or password. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker.

If you enable this policy setting, standard users won't be allowed to change BitLocker PINs or passwords.

If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, standard users will be permitted to change BitLocker PINs or passwords.

Sample value for this node to disable this policy is:

<disabled/>

SystemDrivesEnablePrebootInputProtectorsOnSlates

Allows users to enable authentication options that require user input from the preboot environment, even if the platform indicates a lack of preboot input capability.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Enable use of BitLocker authentication requiring preboot keyboard input on slates
  • GP name: EnablePrebootInputProtectorsOnSlates_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

The Windows touch keyboard (such as used by tablets) isn't available in the preboot environment where BitLocker requires additional information, such as a PIN or password.

It's recommended that administrators enable this policy only for devices that are verified to have an alternative means of preboot input, such as attaching a USB keyboard.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/>

If this policy is disabled, the Windows Recovery Environment must be enabled on tablets to support entering the BitLocker recovery password.

When the Windows Recovery Environment isn't enabled and this policy isn't enabled, you can't turn on BitLocker on a device that uses the Windows touch keyboard.

Note

If you don't enable this policy setting, the following options in the Require additional authentication at startup policy might not be available:

  • Configure TPM startup PIN: Required and Allowed
  • Configure TPM startup key and PIN: Required and Allowed
  • Configure use of passwords for operating system drives

SystemDrivesEncryptionType

Allows you to configure the encryption type that is used by BitLocker.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Enforce drive encryption type on operating system drives
  • GP name: OSEncryptionType_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. Changing the encryption type will have no effect if the drive is already encrypted or if encryption is in progress.

Choose Full encryption to require that the entire drive be encrypted when BitLocker is turned on. Choose Used Space Only encryption to require that only the portion of the drive that is used to store data is encrypted when BitLocker is turned on.

If you enable this policy setting, the encryption type that BitLocker uses to encrypt drives is defined by this policy, and the encryption type option isn't presented in the BitLocker Setup Wizard.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="OSEncryptionTypeDropDown_Name" value="1"/>

If this policy is disabled, the BitLocker Setup Wizard asks the user to select the encryption type before turning on BitLocker.

Note

This policy is ignored when shrinking or expanding a volume, and the BitLocker driver uses the current encryption method. For example, when a drive that's using Used Space Only encryption is expanded, the new free space isn't wiped as it would be for a drive that uses Full encryption. The user could wipe the free space on a Used Space Only drive by using the following command: manage-bde -w. If the volume is shrunk, no action is taken for the new free space.

For more information about the tool to manage BitLocker, see Manage-bde.

SystemDrivesRequireStartupAuthentication

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Require additional authentication at startup".

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Require additional authentication at startup
  • GP name: ConfigureAdvancedStartup_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting allows you to configure whether BitLocker requires more authentication each time the computer starts and whether you're using BitLocker with or without a TPM. This setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker.

Note

Only one of the additional authentication options is required at startup, otherwise an error occurs.

If you want to use BitLocker on a computer without a TPM, set the "ConfigureNonTPMStartupKeyUsage_Name" data. In this mode either a password or a USB drive is required for start-up. When using a startup key, the key information used to encrypt the drive is stored on the USB drive, creating a USB key. When the USB key is inserted, the access to the drive is authenticated and the drive is accessible. If the USB key is lost or unavailable, or if you have forgotten the password, then you'll need to use one of the BitLocker recovery options to access the drive.

On a computer with a compatible TPM, four types of authentication methods can be used at startup to provide added protection for encrypted data. When the computer starts, it can use only the TPM for authentication, or it can also require insertion of a USB flash drive containing a startup key, the entry of a 6-digit to 20-digit personal identification number (PIN), or both.

Note

In Windows 10, version 1703 release B, you can use a minimum PIN of 4 digits. SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength policy must be set to allow PINs shorter than 6 digits.

If you enable this policy setting, users can configure advanced startup options in the BitLocker setup wizard.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, users can configure only basic options on computers with a TPM.

Note

If you want to require the use of a startup PIN and a USB flash drive, you must configure BitLocker settings using the command-line tool manage-bde instead of the BitLocker Drive Encryption setup wizard.

Note

Devices that pass Hardware Security Testability Specification (HSTI) validation or Modern Standby devices won't be able to configure a Startup PIN using this CSP. Users are required to manually configure the PIN.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="ConfigureNonTPMStartupKeyUsage_Name" value="xx"/><data id="ConfigureTPMStartupKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="ConfigurePINUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="ConfigureTPMPINKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="ConfigureTPMUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/>

Data ID:

  • ConfigureNonTPMStartupKeyUsage_Name = Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (requires a password or a startup key on a USB flash drive).
  • ConfigureTPMStartupKeyUsageDropDown_Name = (for computer with TPM) Configure TPM startup key.
  • ConfigurePINUsageDropDown_Name = (for computer with TPM) Configure TPM startup PIN.
  • ConfigureTPMPINKeyUsageDropDown_Name = (for computer with TPM) Configure TPM startup key and PIN.
  • ConfigureTPMUsageDropDown_Name = (for computer with TPM) Configure TPM startup.

The possible values for 'xx' are:

  • true = Explicitly allow
  • false = Policy not set

The possible values for 'yy' are:

  • 2 = Optional
  • 1 = Required
  • 0 = Disallowed

Disabling the policy will let the system choose the default behaviors. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesRequireStartupAuthentication</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Configure minimum PIN length for startup".

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Configure minimum PIN length for startup
  • GP name: MinimumPINLength_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting allows you to configure a minimum length for a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) startup PIN. This setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. The startup PIN must have a minimum length of six digits and can have a maximum length of 20 digits.

Note

In Windows 10, version 1703 release B, you can use a minimum PIN length of 4 digits.

In TPM 2.0 if minimum PIN length is set below 6 digits, Windows will attempt to update the TPM lockout period to be greater than the default when a PIN is changed. If successful, Windows will only reset the TPM lockout period back to default if the TPM is reset. This doesn't apply to TPM 1.2.

If you enable this setting, you will require a minimum number of digits to set the startup PIN.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, users can configure a startup PIN of any length between 6 and 20 digits.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="MinPINLength" value="xx"/>

Disabling the policy will let the system choose the default behaviors. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

SystemDrivesRecoveryMessage

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Configure pre-boot recovery message and URL" (PrebootRecoveryInfo_Name).

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Configure pre-boot recovery message and URL
  • GP name: PrebootRecoveryInfo_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting lets you configure the entire recovery message or replace the existing URL that is displayed on the pre-boot key recovery screen when the OS drive is locked.

If you set the value to "1" (Use default recovery message and URL), the default BitLocker recovery message and URL will be displayed in the pre-boot key recovery screen. If you've previously configured a custom recovery message or URL and want to revert to the default message, you must keep the policy enabled and set the value "1" (Use default recovery message and URL).

If you set the value to "2" (Use custom recovery message), the message you set in the "RecoveryMessage_Input" data field will be displayed in the pre-boot key recovery screen. If a recovery URL is available, include it in the message.

If you set the value to "3" (Use custom recovery URL), the URL you type in the "RecoveryUrl_Input" data field will replace the default URL in the default recovery message, which will be displayed in the pre-boot key recovery screen.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="PrebootRecoveryInfoDropDown_Name" value="xx"/><data id="RecoveryMessage_Input" value="yy"/><data id="RecoveryUrl_Input" value="zz"/>

The possible values for 'xx' are:

  • 0 = Empty
  • 1 = Use default recovery message and URL (in this case you don't need to specify a value for "RecoveryMessage_Input" or "RecoveryUrl_Input").
  • 2 = Custom recovery message is set.
  • 3 = Custom recovery URL is set.
  • 'yy' = string of max length 900.
  • 'zz' = string of max length 500.

Note

When you enable SystemDrivesRecoveryMessage, you must specify values for all three settings (pre-boot recovery screen, recovery message, and recovery URL), otherwise it will fail (500 return status). For example, if you only specify values for message and URL, you will get a 500 return status.

Disabling the policy will let the system choose the default behaviors. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

<Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesRecoveryMessage</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

Note

Not all characters and languages are supported in pre-boot. It's strongly recommended that you test that the characters you use for the custom message or URL appear correctly on the pre-boot recovery screen.

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

SystemDrivesRecoveryOptions

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Choose how BitLocker-protected operating system drives can be recovered" (OSRecoveryUsage_Name).

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Choose how BitLocker-protected operating system drives can be recovered
  • GP name: OSRecoveryUsage_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Operating System Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting allows you to control how BitLocker-protected operating system drives are recovered in the absence of required startup key information. This setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker.

The "OSAllowDRA_Name" (Allow certificate-based data recovery agent) data field is used to specify whether a data recovery agent can be used with BitLocker-protected operating system drives. Before a data recovery agent can be used, it must be added from the Public Key Policies item in either the Group Policy Management Console or the Local Group Policy Editor. For more information about adding data recovery agents, see BitLocker recovery guide.

In "OSRecoveryPasswordUsageDropDown_Name" and "OSRecoveryKeyUsageDropDown_Name" (Configure user storage of BitLocker recovery information) set whether users are allowed, required, or not allowed to generate a 48-digit recovery password or a 256-bit recovery key.

Set "OSHideRecoveryPage_Name" (Omit recovery options from the BitLocker setup wizard) to prevent users from specifying recovery options when they turn on BitLocker on a drive. This setting means that you won't be able to specify which recovery option to use when you turn on BitLocker, instead BitLocker recovery options for the drive are determined by the policy setting.

Set "OSActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" (Save BitLocker recovery information to Active Directory Domain Services), to choose which BitLocker recovery information to store in AD DS for operating system drives (OSActiveDirectoryBackupDropDown_Name). If you set "1" (Backup recovery password and key package), both the BitLocker recovery password and key package are stored in AD DS. Storing the key package supports recovering data from a drive that has been physically corrupted. If you set "2" (Backup recovery password only), only the recovery password is stored in AD DS.

Set the "OSRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" (Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for operating system drives) data field if you want to prevent users from enabling BitLocker unless the computer is connected to the domain and the backup of BitLocker recovery information to AD DS succeeds.

Note

If the "OSRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" (Don't enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for operating system drives) data field is set, a recovery password is automatically generated.

If you enable this setting, you can control the methods available to users to recover data from BitLocker-protected operating system drives.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, the default recovery options are supported for BitLocker recovery. By default a DRA is allowed, the recovery options can be specified by the user including the recovery password and recovery key, and recovery information isn't backed up to AD DS.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="OSAllowDRA_Name" value="xx"/><data id="OSRecoveryPasswordUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="OSRecoveryKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="OSHideRecoveryPage_Name" value="xx"/><data id="OSActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="xx"/><data id="OSActiveDirectoryBackupDropDown_Name" value="zz"/><data id="OSRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="xx"/>

The possible values for 'xx' are:

  • true = Explicitly allow
  • false = Policy not set

The possible values for 'yy' are:

  • 2 = Allowed
  • 1 = Required
  • 0 = Disallowed

The possible values for 'zz' are:

  • 2 = Store recovery passwords only.
  • 1 = Store recovery passwords and key packages.

Disabling the policy will let the system choose the default behaviors. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesRecoveryOptions</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

FixedDrivesRecoveryOptions

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Choose how BitLocker-protected fixed drives can be recovered" ().

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Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Choose how BitLocker-protected fixed drives can be recovered
  • GP name: FDVRecoveryUsage_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Fixed Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting allows you to control how BitLocker-protected fixed data drives are recovered in the absence of the required credentials. This setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker.

The "FDVAllowDRA_Name" (Allow data recovery agent) data field is used to specify whether a data recovery agent can be used with BitLocker-protected fixed data drives. Before a data recovery agent can be used, it must be added from the Public Key Policies item in either the Group Policy Management Console or the Local Group Policy Editor. For more information about adding data recovery agents, see BitLocker recovery guide.

In "FDVRecoveryPasswordUsageDropDown_Name" (Configure user storage of BitLocker recovery information) set whether users are allowed, required, or not allowed to generate a 48-digit recovery password or a 256-bit recovery key.

Set "FDVHideRecoveryPage_Name" (Omit recovery options from the BitLocker setup wizard) to prevent users from specifying recovery options when they turn on BitLocker on a drive. This setting means that you won't be able to specify which recovery option to use when you turn on BitLocker, instead BitLocker recovery options for the drive are determined by the policy setting.

Set "FDVActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" (Save BitLocker recovery information to Active Directory Domain Services) to enable saving the recovery key to AD.

Set the "FDVRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" (Don't enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for fixed data drives) data field if you want to prevent users from enabling BitLocker unless the computer is connected to the domain and the backup of BitLocker recovery information to AD DS succeeds.

Set the "FDVActiveDirectoryBackupDropDown_Name" (Configure storage of BitLocker recovery information to AD DS) to choose which BitLocker recovery information to store in AD DS for fixed data drives. If you select "1" (Backup recovery password and key package), both the BitLocker recovery password and key package are stored in AD DS. Storing the key package supports recovering data from a drive that has been physically corrupted. If you select "2" (Backup recovery password only) only the recovery password is stored in AD DS.

Note

If the "FDVRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" (Don't enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for fixed data drives) data field is set, a recovery password is automatically generated.

If you enable this setting, you can control the methods available to users to recover data from BitLocker-protected fixed data drives.

If this setting isn't configured or disabled, the default recovery options are supported for BitLocker recovery. By default a DRA is allowed, the recovery options can be specified by the user including the recovery password and recovery key, and recovery information isn't backed up to AD DS.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="FDVAllowDRA_Name" value="xx"/><data id="FDVRecoveryPasswordUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="FDVRecoveryKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="yy"/><data id="FDVHideRecoveryPage_Name" value="xx"/><data id="FDVActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="xx"/><data id="FDVActiveDirectoryBackupDropDown_Name" value="zz"/><data id="FDVRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="xx"/>

The possible values for 'xx' are:

  • true = Explicitly allow
  • false = Policy not set

The possible values for 'yy' are:

  • 2 = Allowed
  • 1 = Required
  • 0 = Disallowed

The possible values for 'zz' are:

  • 2 = Store recovery passwords only
  • 1 = Store recovery passwords and key packages

Disabling the policy will let the system choose the default behaviors. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/FixedDrivesRecoveryOptions</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

FixedDrivesRequireEncryption

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Deny write access to fixed drives not protected by BitLocker" (FDVDenyWriteAccess_Name).

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Deny write access to fixed drives not protected by BitLocker
  • GP name: FDVDenyWriteAccess_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Fixed Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting determines whether BitLocker protection is required for fixed data drives to be writable on a computer.

If you enable this setting, all fixed data drives that aren't BitLocker-protected will be mounted as read-only. If the drive is protected by BitLocker, it will be mounted with read and write access.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/>

If you disable or don't configure this setting, all fixed data drives on the computer will be mounted with read and write access. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/FixedDrivesRequireEncryption</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

Data type is string.

Supported operations are Add, Get, Replace, and Delete.

FixedDrivesEncryptionType

Allows you to configure the encryption type on fixed data drives that is used by BitLocker.

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Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Enforce drive encryption type on fixed data drives
  • GP name: FDVEncryptionType_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Fixed Data Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker and controls whether fixed data drives utilize Used Space Only encryption or Full encryption. Setting this policy also causes the BitLocker Setup Wizard to skip the encryption options page, so no encryption selection is displayed to the user.

Changing the encryption type will have no effect if the drive is already encrypted or if encryption is in progress. Choose Full encryption to require that the entire drive be encrypted when BitLocker is turned on. Choose Used Space Only encryption to require only a portion of the drive that is used to store data is encrypted when BitLocker is turned on.

If you enable this policy setting, the encryption type that BitLocker uses to encrypt drives, and the encryption type option isn't presented in the BitLocker Setup Wizard.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="FDVEncryptionTypeDropDown_Name" value="1"/>

If this policy is disabled, the BitLocker Setup Wizard asks the user to select the encryption type before turning on BitLocker.

Note

This policy is ignored when you're shrinking or expanding a volume and the BitLocker driver uses the current encryption method. For example, when a drive that's using Used Space Only encryption is expanded, the new free space isn't wiped as it would be for a drive that's using Full encryption. The user could wipe the free space on a Used Space Only drive by using the following command: manage-bde -w. If the volume is shrunk, no action is taken for the new free space.

For more information about the tool to manage BitLocker, see Manage-bde.

RemovableDrivesRequireEncryption

This setting is a direct mapping to the BitLocker Group Policy "Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker" (RDVDenyWriteAccess_Name).

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker
  • GP name: RDVDenyWriteAccess_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Removeable Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This setting configures whether BitLocker protection is required for a computer to be able to write data to a removable data drive.

If you enable this setting, all removable data drives that aren't BitLocker-protected will be mounted as read-only. If the drive is protected by BitLocker, it will be mounted with read and write access.

If the "RDVCrossOrg" (Deny write access to devices configured in another organization) option is set, only drives with identification fields matching the computer's identification fields will be given write access. When a removable data drive is accessed, it will be checked for valid identification field and allowed identification fields. These fields are defined by the "Provide the unique identifiers for your organization" group policy setting.

If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, all removable data drives on the computer will be mounted with read and write access.

Note

This policy setting can be overridden by the group policy settings under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access. If the "Removable Disks: Deny write access" group policy setting is enabled this policy setting will be ignored.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

 <enabled/><data id="RDVCrossOrg" value="xx"/>

The possible values for 'xx' are:

  • true = Explicitly allow
  • false = Policy not set

Disabling the policy will let the system choose the default behaviors. If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/RemovableDrivesRequireEncryption</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">chr</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data><disabled/></Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

RemovableDrivesEncryptionType

Allows you to configure the encryption type that is used by BitLocker.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Enforce drive encryption type on removable data drives
  • GP name: RDVEncryptionType_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Removable Data Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This policy controls whether removed data drives utilize Full encryption or Used Space Only encryption, and is applied when you turn on BitLocker. Setting this policy also causes the BitLocker Setup Wizard to skip the encryption options page, so no encryption selection displays to the user.

Changing the encryption type will no effect if the drive is already encrypted or if encryption is in progress. Choose Full encryption to require that the entire drive be encrypted when BitLocker is turned on. Choose Used Space Only encryption to require only the portion of the drive that is used to store data is encrypted when BitLocker is turned on.

If you enable this policy setting, the encryption type that BitLocker uses to encrypt drives is defined by this policy, and the encryption type option isn't presented in the BitLocker Setup Wizard.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="RDVEncryptionTypeDropDown_Name" value="2"/>

If this policy is disabled or not configured, the BitLocker Setup Wizard asks the user to select the encryption type before turning on BitLocker.

RemovableDrivesConfigureBDE

Allows you to control the use of BitLocker on removable data drives.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

ADMX Info:

  • GP Friendly name: Control use of BitLocker on removable drives
  • GP name: RDVConfigureBDE_Name
  • GP path: Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Removable Data Drives
  • GP ADMX file name: VolumeEncryption.admx

This policy setting is used to prevent users from turning BitLocker on or off on removable data drives, and is applied when you turn on BitLocker.

For information about suspending BitLocker protection, see BitLocker Basic Deployment .

The options for choosing property settings that control how users can configure BitLocker are:

  • Allow users to apply BitLocker protection on removable data drives: Enables the user to enable BitLocker on removable data drives.
  • Allow users to suspend and decrypt BitLocker on removable data drives: Enables the user to remove BitLocker from the drive or to suspend the encryption while performing maintenance.

If you enable this policy setting, you can select property settings that control how users can configure BitLocker.

Sample value for this node to enable this policy is:

<enabled/><data id="RDVAllowBDE_Name" value="true"/><data id="RDVDisableBDE_Name" value="true"/>

Data ID:

  • RDVAllowBDE_Name: Allow users to apply BitLocker protection on removable data drives
  • RDVDisableBDE_Name: Allow users to suspend and decrypt BitLocker on removable data drives

If this policy is disabled, users can't use BitLocker on removable disk drives.

If you don't configure this policy setting, users can use BitLocker on removable disk drives.

AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption

Allows the admin to disable the warning prompt for other disk encryption on the user machines that are targeted when the RequireDeviceEncryption policy is set to 1.

Important

Starting in Windows 10, version 1803, the value 0 can only be set for Azure Active Directory-joined devices. When RequireDeviceEncryption is set to 1 and AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption is set to 0, Windows will attempt to silently enable BitLocker.

Warning

When you enable BitLocker on a device with third-party encryption, it may render the device unusable and require you to reinstall Windows.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

The following list shows the supported values:

  • 0 – Disables the warning prompt. Starting in Windows 10, version 1803, the value 0 can only be set for Azure Active Directory-joined devices. Windows will attempt to silently enable BitLocker for value 0.
  • 1 (default) – Warning prompt allowed.
<Replace>
    <CmdID>110</CmdID>
    <Item>
        <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption</LocURI>
        </Target>
        <Meta>
            <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">int</Format>
        <Data>0</Data>
    </Item>
</Replace>

Note

When you disable the warning prompt, the OS drive's recovery key will back up to the user's Azure Active Directory account. When you allow the warning prompt, the user who receives the prompt can select where to back up the OS drive's recovery key.

The endpoint for a fixed data drive's backup is chosen in the following order:

  1. The user's Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services account.
  2. The user's Azure Active Directory account.
  3. The user's personal OneDrive (MDM/MAM only).

Encryption will wait until one of these three locations backs up successfully.

AllowStandardUserEncryption

Allows Admin to enforce "RequireDeviceEncryption" policy for scenarios where policy is pushed while current logged on user is non-admin/standard user of Azure AD account.

Note

This policy is only supported in Azure AD accounts.

"AllowStandardUserEncryption" policy is tied to "AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption" policy being set to "0", i.e, silent encryption is enforced.

If "AllowWarningForOtherDiskEncryption" isn't set, or is set to "1", "RequireDeviceEncryption" policy won't try to encrypt drive(s) if a standard user is the current logged on user in the system.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

The expected values for this policy are:

  • 1 = "RequireDeviceEncryption" policy will try to enable encryption on all fixed drives even if a current logged in user is standard user.
  • 0 = This value is the default value, when the policy isn't set. If the current logged on user is a standard user, "RequireDeviceEncryption" policy won't try to enable encryption on any drive.

If you want to disable this policy, use the following SyncML:

 <Replace>
 <CmdID>111</CmdID>
   <Item>
     <Target>
         <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/AllowStandardUserEncryption</LocURI>
     </Target>
     <Meta>
         <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">int</Format>
     </Meta>
     <Data>0</Data>
   </Item>
 </Replace>

ConfigureRecoveryPasswordRotation

This setting initiates a client-driven recovery password refresh after an OS drive recovery (either by using bootmgr or WinRE) and recovery password unlock on a Fixed data drive. This setting will refresh the specific recovery password that was used, and other unused passwords on the volume will remain unchanged. If the initialization of the refresh fails, the device will retry the refresh during the next reboot. When password refresh is initiated, the client will generate a new recovery password. The client will use the existing API in Azure AD to upload the new recovery key and retry on failure. After the recovery password has been successfully backed up to Azure AD, the recovery key that was used locally will be removed. This setting refreshes only the used key and retains other unused keys.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

Value type is int.

Supported operations are Add, Delete, Get, and Replace.

Supported values are:

  • 0 – Refresh off (default).
  • 1 – Refresh on for Azure AD-joined devices.
  • 2 – Refresh on for both Azure AD-joined and hybrid-joined devices.

RotateRecoveryPasswords

This setting refreshes all recovery passwords for OS and fixed drives (removable drives aren't included so they can be shared between users). All recovery passwords for all drives will be refreshed and only one password per volume is retained. If errors occur, an error code will be returned so that server can take appropriate action to remediate.

The client will generate a new recovery password. The client will use the existing API in Azure AD to upload the new recovery key and retry on failure.

Policy type is Execute. When “Execute Policy” is pushed, the client sets the status as Pending and initiates an asynchronous rotation operation. After refresh is complete, pass or fail status is updated. The client won't retry, but if needed, the server can reissue the execute request.

Server can call Get on the RotateRecoveryPasswordsRotationStatus node to query the status of the refresh.

Recovery password refresh will only occur for devices that are joined to Azure AD or joined to both Azure AD and on-premises (hybrid Azure AD-joined) that run a Windows 10 edition with the BitLocker CSP (Pro/Enterprise). Devices can't refresh recovery passwords if they're only registered in Azure AD (also known as workplace-joined) or signed in with a Microsoft account.

Each server-side recovery key rotation is represented by a request ID. The server can query the following nodes to make sure it reads status/result for same rotation request.

  • RotateRecoveryPasswordsRequestID: Returns request ID of last request processed.
  • RotateRecoveryPasswordsRotationStatus: Returns status of last request processed.
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Home No No
Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

Value type is string.

Supported operation is Execute. Request ID is expected as a parameter.

Note

Key rotation is supported only on these enrollment types. For more information, see deviceEnrollmentType enum.

  • windowsAzureADJoin.
  • windowsBulkAzureDomainJoin.
  • windowsAzureADJoinUsingDeviceAuth.
  • windowsCoManagement.

Tip

Key rotation feature will only work when:

  • For Operating system drives:
    • OSRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name is set to 1 ("Required").
    • OSActiveDirectoryBackup_Name is set to true.
  • For Fixed data drives:
    • FDVRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name is set to 1 = ("Required").
    • FDVActiveDirectoryBackup_Name is set to true.

Status Interior node.

Supported operation is Get.

Status/DeviceEncryptionStatus

This node reports compliance state of device encryption on the system.

Edition Windows 10 Windows 11
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Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

Value type is int.

Supported operation is Get.

Supported values:

  • 0 - Indicates that the device is compliant.
  • Any non-zero value - Indicates that the device isn't compliant. This value represents a bitmask with each bit and the corresponding error code described in the following table:
Bit Error Code
0 The BitLocker policy requires user consent to launch the BitLocker Drive Encryption Wizard to start encryption of the OS volume, but the user didn't consent.
1 The encryption method of the OS volume doesn't match the BitLocker policy.
2 The OS volume is unprotected.
3 The BitLocker policy requires a TPM-only protector for the OS volume, but TPM protection is not used.
4 The BitLocker policy requires TPM+PIN protection for the OS volume, but a TPM+PIN protector is not used.
5 The BitLocker policy requires TPM+startup key protection for the OS volume, but a TPM+startup key protector is not used.
6 The BitLocker policy requires TPM+PIN+startup key protection for the OS volume, but a TPM+PIN+startup key protector is not used.
7 The BitLocker policy requires a TPM protector to protect the OS volume, but a TPM is not used.
8 Recovery key backup failed.
9 A fixed drive is unprotected.
10 The encryption method of the fixed drive doesn't match the BitLocker policy.
11 To encrypt drives, the BitLocker policy requires either the user to sign in as an Administrator or if the device is joined to Azure AD, the AllowStandardUserEncryption policy must be set to 1.
12 Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) isn't configured.
13 A TPM isn't available for BitLocker, either because it isn't present, it has been made unavailable in the Registry, or the OS is on a removable drive.
14 The TPM isn't ready for BitLocker.
15 The network isn't available, which is required for recovery key backup.
16-31 For future use.

Status/RotateRecoveryPasswordsStatus

This node reports the status of RotateRecoveryPasswords request.

Status code can be one of the following values:

  • 2 – Not started
  • 1 - Pending
  • 0 - Pass
  • Any other code - Failure HRESULT
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Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

Value type is int.

Supported operation is Get.

Status/RotateRecoveryPasswordsRequestID

This node reports the RequestID corresponding to RotateRecoveryPasswordsStatus. This node needs to be queried in synchronization with RotateRecoveryPasswordsStatus to ensure the status is correctly matched to the request ID.

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Pro Yes Yes
Windows SE No Yes
Business Yes Yes
Enterprise Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes

Value type is string.

Supported operation is Get.

SyncML example

The following example is provided to show proper format and shouldn't be taken as a recommendation.

<SyncML xmlns="SYNCML:SYNCML1.2">
    <SyncBody>

      <!-- Phone only policy -->
      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/RequireStorageCardEncryption</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Meta>
            <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">int</Format>
          </Meta>
          <Data>1</Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/RequireDeviceEncryption</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Meta>
            <Format xmlns="syncml:metinf">int</Format>
          </Meta>
          <Data>1</Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <!-- All of the following policies are only supported on desktop SKU -->
      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/EncryptionMethodByDriveType</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="EncryptionMethodWithXtsOsDropDown_Name" value="4"/>
            <data id="EncryptionMethodWithXtsFdvDropDown_Name" value="7"/>
            <data id="EncryptionMethodWithXtsRdvDropDown_Name" value="4"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesRequireStartupAuthentication</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="ConfigureNonTPMStartupKeyUsage_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="ConfigureTPMStartupKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="ConfigurePINUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="ConfigureTPMPINKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="ConfigureTPMUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesMinimumPINLength</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="MinPINLength" value="6"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesRecoveryMessage</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="RecoveryMessage_Input" value="blablablabla"/>
            <data id="PrebootRecoveryInfoDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="RecoveryUrl_Input" value="blablabla"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/SystemDrivesRecoveryOptions</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="OSAllowDRA_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="OSRecoveryPasswordUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="OSRecoveryKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="OSHideRecoveryPage_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="OSActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="OSActiveDirectoryBackupDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="OSRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="true"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/FixedDrivesRecoveryOptions</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="FDVAllowDRA_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="FDVRecoveryPasswordUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="FDVRecoveryKeyUsageDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="FDVHideRecoveryPage_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="FDVActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="true"/>
            <data id="FDVActiveDirectoryBackupDropDown_Name" value="2"/>
            <data id="FDVRequireActiveDirectoryBackup_Name" value="true"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/FixedDrivesRequireEncryption</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Replace>
        <CmdID>$CmdID$</CmdID>
        <Item>
          <Target>
            <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/BitLocker/RemovableDrivesRequireEncryption</LocURI>
          </Target>
          <Data>
            <enabled/>
            <data id="RDVCrossOrg" value="true"/>
          </Data>
        </Item>
      </Replace>

      <Final/>
    </SyncBody>
</SyncML>

Configuration service provider reference