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  1. Allow resizing of System Drive

    Currently causing issues with Operating System Deployment (OSD) since a 100MB drive is too small.

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    • Correct the install documentation

      https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn645331%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

      So does the web front end need Non-HTTP Activation? This only appears under .NET 3.5 which isn't mentioned in the pre-reqs?

      4 votes
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      • SQL 2014 cannot create the databses from remote

        if you try to create the databases from remote on a SQL 2014 box you get an error.

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        • Extend invoke_mbamClientdeployment.ps1 with a parameter to specify protectors

          would like to have an Option to specify the protectors like tpm only or tpm and pin.

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          • Permissions Required for SQL: Securityadmin right is needed to create the logins

            Permissions Required for SQL: securityadmin right is needed to create the Logins. Create database and processadmin is not enough.

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            • Save recovery keys even when policy does not mandate encryption

              According to the MBAM 2.0 GPO documentation (by the way it has disappeared in the MBAM 2.5 SP1 documentation whereas the behavior is the same), enforcing an encryption policy is required for the MBAM agent to save recovery keys in the recovery database.

              In our environment, we have deployed 2 GPOs: one with the MBAM URLs and common settings applied on all computers and one with the encryption policy filtered on some criteria.
              We expected computers that are encrypted without receiving the second GPO to have their recovery key saved in MBAM but found out it is not the case.…

              5 votes
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              • MBAM as a Service / selectable option in Azure

                Hello

                I think MBAM should be offered “as a Service” / selectable option in Azure.

                This would save people the unnecessary “hassle” of having to duplicate work / figure it all out themselves - or paying someone else to do it (I know several solution providers are doing this stuff when it should just be a really simple thing for people to setup themselves)

                Doing this would speed up adoption / deployments of bitlocker

                It should come in a standardised form with a simple wizard to guide people thro the key configuration options.
                It should “take care” of fault tolerance…

                38 votes
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                • TPM ownership password is not saved in MBAM 2.5 SP1

                  Using Invoke PS script in MBAM 2.5 SP1 does not escrow TPM password to database (event id 28 does not happen). Only in 1/10 case we saw TPM password in database. We use Windows 10, and also did testing with Windows 7. TPM is 1.2.
                  - at the start, TPM is cleaned and ON.
                  - Task Sequence Pre-provisiong step goes through
                  - The .wsf scrip right after Image apply goes through
                  - MBAM client 2.5 SP1 is installed
                  - Using PS script encrypts the drive, recovery key is escrowed, but not TPM.

                  11 votes
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                  • Role-based access controls

                    Allow for specifying or restricting what users/computers certain groups can access to retrieve keys, etc.

                    26 votes
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                    • Bypass MBAM policy check when running Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1

                      When running the invoke-mbamclientdeployment.ps1 script on a device that has the MBAM group policies targeted the script will fail during the pre-reqs check phase.

                      During a new build or refresh this wouldn't be an issue, but during a new implementation of MBAM I use a task sequence to check for some pre-reqs, enable TPM and reboot, install the MBAM agent, then start encryption right away. In the past I was using the StartMBAMEncryption script from the DeploymentGuys blog which still works, but would rather leverage the supported PowerShell script.

                      Please add a parameter to the cmdlet to bypass checking pre-reqs…

                      17 votes
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                      • Load Balancer and Machine Keys - Better Configuration Help needed

                        more help could be needed on configuring the machine keys in a load balancer scenario. E.g at which level i need to specify this key ?

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                        • Improved documentation - Server, client and GPO are done. What now?

                          After completing all tasks documented in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn645316.aspx, there is no other information what to do next. I am currently at that step and I was assuming from what I read that the encryption should start automatically on the client. I rebooted a couple of times to make sure it would start; it does not. No idea if I am on the right path or not as there is no documentation on what I am supposed to do now.

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                          • Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1 returns error exit code 1

                            Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1 returns error exit code 1 in Task Sequence, but everything is okay.

                            Device \\?\Volume{b6df14ea-0000-0000-0000-401f00000000}\ is already encrypted but not protected. The key protectors will be enabled.

                            Process completed withexit code 1

                            Also problem remains that TPM password is not saved in database.

                            11 votes
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                            • Support for Hardware encrypted USB flash drives and 3rd party encryption tools, so BitLocker can recognize the drives as compliant.

                              Support for Hardware encrypted USB flash drives and 3rd party encryption tools, so BitLocker can recognize the drives as compliant.

                              16 votes
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                              • MBAM is not easy to configure, it is easy to install but it is headache to add features...so many prerequisites...

                                MBAM is not easy to configure, it is easy to install but it is headache to add features...so many prerequisites...

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                                • Single Sign On with AD. Instead of unlockin gwith password. Unlock with username and password to match AD

                                  Single Sign On with AD. Instead of unlocking with password. Unlock with username and password that match AD

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                                  • Documentation needs to answer some questions

                                    TPM Owner and Bitlocker-to-MBAM hand off; these 2 topics require more explanation in the documentation:

                                    1. what is the TPM Owner? where does it fit into this whole bitlocker/MBAM picture? what happens if you don't know the owner and don't have the password for it but still have the recovery keys?

                                    2. the documentation has a link on how to reset the TPM Owner. the question is what will happen to the drives already encrypted if we clear the TPM? will it go into recovery mode the next time machine reboots? will the PIN/password still work? if it indeed wipes…

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                                    • Please upload the Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1 to MS Downloadcenter, it's not availble for download

                                      Dear MBAM Team,
                                      in this whitepaper -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn645336.aspx
                                      you're talking about the "Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1" Script and the possibility to download it from Microsoft.com Download Center. However that file cannot be found in the Download Center. Please provide a working link to the script ot at least really upload it to the Download Center.
                                      Kind Regards
                                      Alexander

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                                      • Better handling of Computer Renames

                                        When a computer is renamed, MBAM never picks up the new name. Instead a new entry is added in MBAM with the new name. There should be a way for the new name to be picked up, and possible show what the previous name was.

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