Posted by: kurtsh | August 29, 2015

INFO: Bitlocker Administration & Monitoring deployment information

imageLooking for more information on implementing Bitlocker Administration & Monitoring?  You’re in luck.

Here’s some of the major pages for MBAM:

  • PRODUCT SITE: Bitlocker Administration & Monitoring
    Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) provides enterprise management capabilities for BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. MBAM simplifies deployment and key recovery, provides centralized compliance monitoring and reporting, and minimizes the costs associated with provisioning and supporting encrypted drives.
  • TECHNET DOCS: Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.5
    Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.5 provides a simplified administrative interface that you can use to manage BitLocker Drive Encryption. You configure MBAM Group Policy Templates that enable you to set BitLocker Drive Encryption policy options that are appropriate for your enterprise, and then use them to monitor client compliance with those policies. You can also report on the encryption status of an individual computer and on the enterprise as a whole. In addition, you can access recovery key information when users forget their PIN or password or when their BIOS or boot record changes. For a more detailed description of MBAM, see About MBAM 2.5.
  • DATASHEET: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack – Microsoft Bitlocker Administration & Monitoring
    Organizations around the world rely on Windows® BitLocker® Drive Encryption and BitLocker To Go to protect data on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows to Go, and removable storage devices, and to make large-scale BitLocker implementations easier to manage, many are turning to Microsoft® BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM).
    Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.0 – from the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance – takes BitLocker to the next level by simplifying deployment and key recovery, centralizing compliance monitoring and reporting, and minimizing the costs associated with supporting encrypted drives within your organization.
  • REFERENCE: Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Deployment Guide
    This guide helps you choose a deployment method for MBAM and provides step-by-step instructions for each method.
  • TRAINING: BitLocker Deployment Using MBAM Is a Snap! (1hr 15min)
    Are you frustrated about the hoops you have to jump through to get BitLocker enabled on your devices? Come learn about how new enhancements to MBAM can help you easily enable BitLocker during imaging. MBAM can also increase your success rate while deploying BitLocker to existing machines in your fleet. The session walks you through using MBAM in an MDT task sequence to escrow TPM OwnerAuth even if MBAM doesn’t own the TPM, backup recovery keys immediately even if the device is encrypting, enable BitLocker, and seamlessly handle BitLocker pre-provisioning scenarios.
  • FORUMS: Bitlocker Admnistration & Monitoring Technet Forums (Q&A)
  • USERVOICE: MBAM UserVoice Feedback Site
    Welcome to the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring customer feedback site! Please submit your ideas or vote for one of the current features suggested below. The engineering team is actively monitoring the site and we want to hear from you!
  • VIDEO DEMOS: Microsoft Bitlocker Administration & Monitoring
    Learn how to use the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)—a dynamic, desktop solution available to Software Assurance customers—to help you reduce application deployment costs, deliver applications as services, and better manage and control your enterprise desktop environments.
  • WHERE TO DOWNLOAD: Finding & getting the software for Bitlocker Administration & Monitoring (MBAM)
    The software for MBAM 2.5 is available in the downloadable package for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2015.  It can be found in the Downloads section of the Volume Licensing Service Center under the “Software Assurance” area (since it’s use requires having Software Assurance on all Windows PCs MDOP will be applied to.  Again, this is ONLY available to Volume Licensed customers with Software Assurance on the licenses of Windows MDOP software will be applied to.



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