One of the new features in Windows 8 for BitLocker is the ability to backup your BitLocker recovery key to a Microsoft account. During the process before encryption begins, a user is prompted for a location to make a backup copy of the recovery key. Save to your Microsoft account has been added along with save to a file and print the recovery key.
If you’re using BitLocker, you need to be backing up the TPM ownwer password. By default, Windows does not back up this information when you encrypt a computer with BitLocker. Should you need to make changes to the TPM device, you’ll need this password. Continue reading
If you try to manage BitLocker drive encryption on a computer that has had a user type in his/her PIN too many times, you may get this error:
BitLocker Drive Encryption Error
The TPM is defending against dictionary attacks and is in a time-out period.
Here’s a series of articles I wrote for 4Sysops.com on setting up your Active Directory for BitLocker. It includes the instructions, Best Practices from Microsoft, and tips & tricks: