22.214.171.124.7 Ensure 'Choose how BitLocker-protected fixed drives can be recovered: Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored to AD DS for fixed data drives' is set to 'Enabled: False'
Warning! Audit Deprecated
This audit has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update.
This policy setting allows you to control how BitLocker-protected fixed data drives are recovered in the absence of the required credentials. This policy setting is applied when you turn on BitLocker. Select the 'Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for fixed data drives' check box 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 'Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for fixed data drives' check box is selected, a recovery password is automatically generated. The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled: False (unchecked). Rationale: Administrators should always have a safe, secure way to access encrypted data in the event users cannot access their data. Additionally, as with any authentication method, a drive can be compromised by guessing or finding the authentication information used to access the drive. To use BitLocker, a Data Recovery Agent will need to be configured for fixed drives. To recover a drive will require highly-controlled access to the Data Recovery Agent private key. Impact: None - this is the default behavior.
To establish the recommended configuration, set the following Device Configuration Policy to Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored to AD DS for fixed data drives (unchecked): To access the Device Configuration Policy from the Intune Home page: Click Devices Click Configuration profiles Click Create profile Select the platform (Windows 10 and later) Select the profile (Administrative Templates) Click Create Enter a Name Click Next Configure the following Setting Path: Computer Configuration/Windows Components/BitLocker Drive Encryption/Fixed Data Drives Setting Name: Choose how BitLocker-protected fixed drives can be recovered Configuration: Uncheck Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored to AD DS for fixed data drives Select OK Continue through the Wizard to complete the creation of the profile (profile assignments, applicability etc.) Note: More than one configuration setting from each of the Configuration profiles (ex: Administrative Templates, Custom etc.) can be added to each Device Configuration Policy. Note #2: This recommendation can also be set using the Endpoint protection profile using Windows Encryption settings. Default Value: BitLocker can be enabled on fixed drives without the requirement of storing recovery information to Active Directory first.