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Getting Started with MBAM 1.0

IMPORTANT MBAM 1.0 will reach end of support on September 14, 2021. See our lifecycle page for more information. We recommend migrating to MBAM 2.5 or another supported version of MBAM, or migrating your BitLocker management to Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) requires thorough planning before you deploy it or use its features. Because this product can affect every computer in your organization, you might disrupt your entire network if you do not plan your deployment carefully. However, if you plan your deployment carefully and manage it so that it meets your business needs, MBAM can help reduce your administrative overhead and total cost of ownership.

If you are new to this product, we recommend that you read the documentation thoroughly. Before you deploy it to a production environment, we also recommend that you validate your deployment plan in a test network environment. You might also consider taking a class about relevant technologies. For more information about Microsoft training opportunities, see the Microsoft Training Overview at

Note   You can find a downloadable version of this documentation and the MBAM Evaluation Guide at

This section of the MBAM Administrator’s Guide includes high-level information about MBAM to provide you with a basic understanding of the product before you begin the deployment planning. Additional MBAM documentation can be found on the MBAM Documentation Resources Download page at

Getting started with MBAM 1.0

  • About MBAM 1.0

    Provides a high-level overview of MBAM and how it can be used in your organization.

  • Evaluating MBAM 1.0

    Provides information about how you can best evaluate MBAM for use in your organization.

  • High Level Architecture for MBAM 1.0

    Provides a description of the MBAM features and how they work together.

  • Accessibility for MBAM 1.0

    Provides information about features and services that make this product and its corresponding documentation more accessible for people with disabilities.

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