Facing error while encrypting a VM os and data disk using ADE

Ishan Saxena 20 Reputation points

Facing error while encrypting a virtual machine(windows server 2016) disk through ADE. Although have given all the access roles to the key vaults and also enabled the desired permssions in vault access policy and all the resource access for vault but still facing error while encrypting the disk with the key -

error -

  "code": "VMExtensionProvisioningError",
  "message": "VM has reported a failure when processing extension 'AzureDiskEncryption' (publisher 'Microsoft.Azure.Security' and type 'AzureDiskEncryption').
 Error message: \"[] Failed to configure machine for bitlocker encryption. 
Reboot the VM and retry encryption operation\". More information on troubleshooting is available at https://aka.ms/VMExtensionADEWindowsTroubleshoot. "

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  1. deherman-MSFT 32,156 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Ishan Saxena

    This error can be caused by several issues. It appears that you have given appropriate permissions to key vault and updated the access policy to enable access to ADE. Here are a few things to check for:

    Make sure that you are not affected by one of the Unsupported scenarios.

    To ensure that encryption secrets don't cross regional boundaries, you must create and use a key vault that's in the same region and tenant as the VMs to be encrypted. Also, if you have enabled the firewall on the key vault, you must go to the Networking tab on the key vault and enable access to Microsoft Trusted Services.

    Check the networking requirements and Group Policy requirements for ADE.

    If you are using Windows Server 2016 Server Core you need to copy the binaries from a Windows Server 2016 Data Center VM to your Server Core VM.

    Hopefully this resolves your issue. If not please let me know in the comments and we can work with you directly to further investigate.

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