Administering MBAM 2.5 Features

After completing all necessary planning and then deploying Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM), you can configure and use it to manage BitLocker encryption across the enterprise The information in this section describes post-installation day-to-day Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring feature operations tasks.

Manage BitLocker Encryption Exemptions

MBAM lets you grant encryption exemptions to specific users who do not need or want their drives encrypted. Computer exemption is typically used when a company has computers that do not have to be encrypted, such as computers that are used in development or testing, or older computers that do not support BitLocker. In some cases, local law may also require that certain computers are not encrypted.

How to Manage User BitLocker Encryption Exemptions

Understand the BitLocker Encryption Options and BitLocker Drive Encryption Items in Control Panel

MBAM provides a custom control panel, called BitLocker Encryption Options, that appears under System and Security. The MBAM control panel can be used to unlock encrypted fixed and removable drives, and also manage your PIN or password.

Note
This customized control panel does not replace the default Windows BitLocker control panel.

Understanding the BitLocker Encryption Options and BitLocker Drive Encryption Items in Control Panel

Other Resources for Administering MBAM Features

Operations for MBAM 2.5

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