What does "allowedinmemorysettings" in the bcd do?

Nicholas Steel 331 Reputation points
2020-05-30T15:09:22.75+00:00

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I'm trying to find out what this entry in the BCD does and google isn't helping :/

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  1. Sean Liming 4,141 Reputation points MVP
    2020-05-30T18:00:08.663+00:00

    From here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/bcd/bcdlibraryelementtypes

    BcdLibraryIntegerList_AllowedInMemorySettings

    Indicates whether or not an in-memory BCD setting passed between boot apps will trigger BitLocker recovery. This value should not be modified as it could trigger a BitLocker recovery action. The element data format is BcdIntegerElement.

    Note This value is supported starting in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

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  1. Nicholas Steel 331 Reputation points
    2020-05-30T19:51:21.71+00:00

    Thank you, that satiates my curiosity. I don't think that variable is in the BCD if your motherboard doesn't support UEFI.