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Bitlocker Startup PIN

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  • We are using bitlocker in a pilot group with TPM and a Startup PIN.  I discovered that users that don't have admin rights can't reset their Startup PIN.  does anyone know a way around this, or a way to allow them to do that?

    Thanks in advance!

    Friday, April 09, 2010 2:52 PM

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  • Hi, to change startup pin, it requires administrator permission and this is by design. You can check the following: 

    To copy your BitLocker keys or change your startup PIN

    1. Open Bitlocker Drive Encryption by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Bitlocker Drive Encryption.Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Click Manage keys, and then follow the instructions.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-is-a-BitLocker-Drive-Encryption-startup-key-or-PIN

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu -Moderator Monday, April 19, 2010 2:34 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by jshawks Monday, April 19, 2010 5:48 PM
    Monday, April 12, 2010 6:09 AM
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