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How to verify Bitlocker Encryption status and Recovery key and ID for Windows 10?

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Updated: March 2022

When it comes to encrypting the drives for Windows machines, the encryption progress is not displayed in the foreground once the IT admins initiate the Bitlocker encryption either from the SureMDM web console remotely or from the target machine manually. Therefore, it is quite challenging for users as well as the admins to validate the progress until the encryption is completed.

How to verify the encryption progress:

Users or IT admins can now run a command on their machines to track the progress of encryption. For the same, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the command prompt as administrator.
  2. Execute the below command on the target machine:
manage-bde -status C:

How to verify the recovery ID and password:

IT admins can verify the Bitlocker recovery ID and password for Windows machines using the below command. For the same, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the command prompt as administrator.
  2. Execute the below command on the target machine:
manage-bde -protectors C: -get

NOTE:


  • For the above commands to work, the command prompt should be run as administrator on the device.
  • ‘C: ‘refers to the primary hard drive which is being encrypted with Bitlocker.


To know more about how to configure and enable Bitlocker encryption through SureMDM web console, click here.

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