Bitlocker Backup to AD Fails with FIPS warning - FIPS is disabled RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently unable to backup recovery information to Active Directory from any of my Windows 7 machines.

    The error I am receiving is "Group Policy setting requiring FIPS compliance prevents recovery password from being saved to Active Directory"

    I have the FIPS group policy "System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms" set to disabled for the entire domain, and have run an RSOP on the machines which shows that the policy is not enabled anywhere else.

    In the local group policy on the machines it shows that FIPS is disabled as well.


    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:31 PM


  • Hi TheWaker1,


    Based on your description, we may try to reset Group Policy and re-update to check the result.


    RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"

    RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"

    gpupdate /force


    Best Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by TheWaker1 Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:06 PM
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:49 AM

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