Bitlocker and TPM

Craig Molnar 1 Reputation point
2022-03-01T17:39:47.207+00:00

We bought a server, installed Windows 2019 Standard. Realized we wanted to Bitlocker it, and bought a TPM. We installed the TPM chip, made sure it showed up with get-tpm (as shown). We then added the Bitlocker Feature to the server and rebooted.

I don't understand why Bitlocker is asking for a Password or a Smartcard, when attempting to encrypt a volume?? Shouldn't that all be handled on the TPM?

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