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  1. Improve the hotfix and service pack install experience

    For a hotfix, (such as dec 2016 update) customers have to UN-necessarily uninstall mbam server components on the MBAM server and ConfigMgr server and then go through the rigmarole of re-installing them, and that requires that all the data that is needed for the wizard must be re-entered again, this is painful and unnecessary

    the mbam wizards should (imho) be clever enough to auto-populate the data that you entered previously and give you the change to confirm that data and even do it via PowerShell, this is such a time waster particularly when you have to do it on more…

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    • Add support for installing MBAM with SQL Server 2016

      Currently, the installer will block you from installing if you are using SQL Server 2016. SQL Server 2016 was released on June 1, 2016 and Service Pack 1 came out back at the beginning of November 2016.

      For bonus points, don't block future versions of SQL Server during install time! While you may not 'support' them, blocking it means you need to be johnny-on-the-spot with updating the installer, which hasn't been a reality in the past. Block old ones that you know don't work, not future ones that likely will work just fine and handle issues with documentation (eg. "Known…

      87 votes
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      • Possibility of more granural access model to MBAM helpdesk and reporting websites

        I see one serious drawback of MBAM security model. It seems that there can be only one group for helpdesk (and another for advanced HD).

        What I need is possibility to segregate access based on location or division.
        Example 1. IT support in India can only provide BitLocker recovery password for Indian machines. Also IT support in Hong-Kong will not be able to get password for non-HK PC.
        Example 2. Executive IT support will be the only team capable to get recovery passwords for VIP machines.

        23 votes
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        • Implement BitLocker To Go in MBAM.

          Most users will encrypt their USB-Media with BitLocker To Go, move Data on it and remove it from Device.
          To have recovery key in MBAM database, the USB-Device needs to be connected in unlocked state at the Computer while MBAM Agent will perform it's cycle.

          There should be an implementation of BitLocker To Go to store recovery keys in MBAM Database through policy.

          12 votes
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          • Is MBAM 2.5 SP1 supported on SQL Server 2012 SP3 and 2014 SP2?

            Support for SQL Server 2012 SP2 ran out in January 2017. Support for 2014 SP1 will run out in October.
            Is 2012 SP3 and 2014 SP2 supported with MBAM 2.5 SP1?

            24 votes
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            • Support/Document using both MBAM Compliance DB and ConfigMgr Integration

              The documentation for doing SCCM Integration makes it sound like the it is an either/or decision - you can either put the compliance data in MBAM's database or use ConfigMgr hardware inventory to track it. In practice (and described at TechEd 2014), you can store the data in both. This is incredibly useful as the SCCM data is typically used for operational actions (like creating collections to automatically remediate issues), and the MBAM Compliance data is used for historical reporting (like proving that laptop you retired/recyled 2 years ago was encrypted, long after the data is out of ConfigMgr).

              Please…

              17 votes
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              • force escrow of new recovery key after a Bitlocker Recoyery Key was requested

                after a recovery key was requested it took Default 90 min. before the recovery is reset and a new key is escrowed. If you reboot the machine before you have to re-enter the recovery key again.

                I would like mbam to enforce this reset Independent of the policy Intervall.

                9 votes
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                • Support for later version of Configuration Manager

                  MBAM 2.5 SP1 to support newer versions of ConfigMgr. Ideally Build 1610 and integration with future current branch builds in a more timely fashion.

                  3 votes
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                  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring to automate and assign them to ticketing tool

                    s there a way that Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring console can send those non-compliant systems details to a ticketing tool like Service Now when the systems are non-encrypted or identified. By automating this process, we can track those non-compliant system on a timely manner & remediate solutions as when they appear in servicenow

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                    • What about SQL 2016 server

                      I believe its just matter of repackaging the installer with correct SQL DACFx component. Can we get an update or manual script to make it work please?

                      2 votes
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                      • Change VBS script in SCCM compliance to PowerShell

                        VBS script in SCCM compliance is really complex and sometimes fails when integration is upgraded. Will be nice, if PowerShell script will be provided as future of scripting also on Windows 10.

                        7 votes
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                        • Force to set pin

                          Currently the window to set the PIN on the client is very small and ignorable. It would be better, if the window to set the PIN would be fullscreen and not closable.

                          6 votes
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                          • MBAM Helpdesk - User Login Screen

                            Having a landing page for user login would be great. At the moment, you need to run IE as another user if the logged in user does not have access to the Helpdesk portal.
                            If there was a login screen where you could login to the Helpdesk as another user account, it would provide much better functionality for Support teams needing to perform recovery.

                            10 votes
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                            • non-US-keyboard support

                              Add Support for non-us Keyboard layout in MBAM/BitLocker Password preboot Screen.

                              the preboot password authentication sets the keyboard layout to US english, so characters not present on this Keyboard cannot be typed although we can use those for BitLocker password.

                              Please add support for more than one keyboard layout.

                              49 votes
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                              • enhance bitlocker so that a user can be prompted with audible tones

                                when to enter the PIN, if its incorrect etc. this would greatly aid visually impaired users.

                                it seems such a simple thing, i'm amazed its not already been added

                                5 votes
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                                • Allow a dump of Computer Compliance data to CSV

                                  We are trying to find the reasons for our non-compliant machines. Many of them show up in our Enterprise Compliance Report as Non Compliant - No Error. But, when you search a specific machine in the Computer Compliance Report, you see additional information, such as Cipher Strength, etc. We have machines that are encrypted with the wrong cipher strength, (128 bit instead of 256) and we would like a report of which ones have this problem.

                                  Unfortunately, it is time consuming to look up each machine one at a time in the Computer Compliance Report. We would like to create…

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Admin customisable recovery reasons on Self Service Portal

                                    Currently, the recovery reasons listed on the self service portal are limited to:

                                    - BIOS changed
                                    - Operating System files modified
                                    - Lost Passphrase

                                    If any other reason is added to the RecoveryControl view, it simply translates to "Other" within the database / reports.

                                    Could we please have the ability to administratively (replace, or) list additional recovery reasons, at the very least by way of web config?

                                    When tackling trending failures sending devices in to recovery, having the ability to filter on additional reasons would help narrow fault resolution.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 79 votes
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                                      • UWP and non-GPO applications

                                        Create a UWP app for managed devices like the Surface Hub.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Translate new enhanced PINs to US keyboard layout

                                          If a user changes the Bitlocker PIN via MBAM Agent with a non US keyboard he has to enter it in a different manner to unlock the PC.

                                          For example: "security" would be "securitz" on a PC with German keyboard layout.

                                          This causes a lot of problems for the users because they try to enter the German or French version and have to use the recovery key to unlock their workstation.

                                          It would be great if setting and using the PIN would use the same keyboard layout.

                                          46 votes
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