If you’ve been using BitLocker in your organization, you probably receive some requests from your security department to monitor the status of a device if it gets stolen. There’s a couple of ways to achieve this.
#1 – MBAM
The first and recommended one would be to use Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM). However, this tool is not free, you need to have Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Microsoft has also announced that the actual MBAM 2.5 version is getting deprecated soon (Extended support on July 2019). So we’ll skip this one for now.
#2 – Configuration baseline
The second solution would be to use a configuration baseline in SCCM to monitor BitLocker and report the configuration baseline status using a report. This is a good solution but you’ll need to create a baseline based on a script and deploy it to all your computers. If you’re not familiar with configuration baseline and want a quicker,
#3 – SCCM Bitlocker Report
The last solution would be to use a built-in SCCM Bitlocker report… but there’s none. The good news is that we’ve created one for you and giving it for free just because we think you’re awesome!
There’s 2 small
HOW TO ENABLE Bitlocker INVENTORY
Select the Client Settings that apply to your
- Open the SCCM Console
- Go to Administration / Client Settings
- Right-Click your Default Client Setting, select Properties
- Click on Hardware Inventory
- Click on Set Classes
- Ensure that Bitlocker (Win32_EncryptableVolume) is enable
- Ensure that both TPM (Win32_Tpm) and TPM Status (SMS_TPM) classes are also enabled
- Close the Hardware inventory class window by clicking ok.
Bitlocker Inventory Verification
Now that our classes are enabled, trigger a Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle (to have the latest Client Settings) followed by
- In the SCCM Console
- Right-Click your device, select Start / Resource Explorer
- Confirm that you have Bitlocker listed
Free SCCM Bitlocker Report
Now that you’ve confirmed that the inventory is working, the last thing you need to do is :
- Download the RDL File from our product page | Asset – Bitlocker Status
- Upload the report to your Reporting Point and change the data source
- Run the report
You can download this free report by visiting our product page. The Asset – Bitlocker Status report is available in the Report / Asset Section.
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Founder of System Center Dudes. Based in Montreal, Canada, Senior Microsoft SCCM Consultant, 5 times Enterprise Mobility MVP. Working in the industry since 1999. His specialization is designing, deploying and configuring SCCM, mass deployment of Windows operating systems, Office 365 and Intunes deployments.