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  1. 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…

    8 votes
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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.

      5 votes
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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.

        8 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.

          13 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...

            19 votes
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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.

                    53 votes
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                      • Multifactor Authentication in MBAM SelfService Portal

                        We would like to implement Azure Multifactor Authentication for MBAM SelfService Portal. Is it possible with current MBAM 2.5 setup?

                        Currently MBAM SelfService portal is corporate AD authenticated. To secure it more we have Azure Multifactor subscription that we would like implement for dual authentication of MBAM SelfService portal.

                        15 votes
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                        • Ability to create departments folders

                          We need to be able to create folder or OU's for better management

                          9 votes
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                          • Push Pull option for Client server communication

                            Push Pull option for Client server communication to update the encryption keys

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                            • User exception

                              Would like to see improvements in the user exception to allow us to provide a group of users the option to encrypt/ not encrypt removable media on a case by case basis, regardless of which machine they login to. I believe as of now, exemptions are handled by computer policy rather than user policy.

                              5 votes
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                              • Add the option to filter reports by domain

                                In our environment we manage multiple Domains each with their own IT department.
                                In order to be able to provide our users with 24h Support arround the globe we are using a central server setup in our Headquarters to which all IT departments have access.
                                So right now, if I open up the Enterprise Report all devices from all Domains are included in the Report. Here I would like to be able to filter the Report by Domain so I know the compliance the devices in our specific Domain without having to first Export it to Excel and use filters…

                                2 votes
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                                • Provide computers' history of changes

                                  For investigations, I am often confronted with the need to determine when a specific computer has been encrypted for the first time and all the modifications that have been done since that time (protection suspension, etc.).

                                  Today with MBAM, we can only retrieve the very last computer's information. It would be great to save audit changes any time some characteristic (on the compliance side) of a machine changes.
                                  A new report displaying this information per-machine would be great then.

                                  39 votes
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                                    Can you explain more why the history of changes would be helpful for auditors? If a machine was lost or stolen, wouldn’t the last state be the one you cared about?

                                  • Add pin change to group policy

                                    Allow customer to define if the want to enforce a pin expiration.

                                    Allow deployment team to encrypt drive and policy would then cause a user to input pin on first use.

                                    base on the 30 /60 / 90 or custome quantity of days in the policy.

                                    55 votes
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                                    • Provide better information on how to backup and restore MBAM databases

                                      Documentation could be much better on backup and restore topic

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Provide an easy to use DB Cleanup tool

                                        Provide an easy to use DB Cleanup tool...overtime as users and machines change, there should be an easy to use tool to report on inactive machines and perform a clean up or even a tool which allows techs to enter a machine name to remove all traces of it from the DB, if desired.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • allow monitoring of workgroup machines

                                          allow monitoring of workgroup (non domain) machines

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