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"Suspend Bitlocker" option not available? RRS feed

  • Question

  • There was a hardware change in a computer protected with Bitlocker. After the change, I wanted to suspend/resume bitlocker but the Suspend Bitlocker option is not available where I would normally expect to see it.

    What could cause the "Suspend Bitlocker" option to be unavailable? 
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:03 PM

Answers

  • As I said, Suspend protection is only for Operating system drive and not for data drives.

     

    What you see is correct, but it is for data drives.

     

    If your OS drive is encrypted, then only you will see suspend protection.

    Are you sure your Operating system drive is encrypted?


    Manoj Sehgal
    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur XieModerator Friday, February 3, 2012 11:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:26 PM

All replies

  • suspend bitlocker protection is only available for Operating system drive.

    Can you see bitlocker applet in control panel?

    You can also suspend and resume bitlocker from command line.

    open elevated command prompt,

    To suspend protection:

    >manage-bde -protectors -disable c:

    To resume protection:

    >manage-bde -protectors -enable c:


    Manoj Sehgal
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:59 PM
  • I can see the applet in the panel, and open it, but there is only the option to turn off bitlocker, or manage bitlocker settings. Absent is the "suspend bitlocker" setting. What could cause this absence?
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:29 PM
  • As I said, Suspend protection is only for Operating system drive and not for data drives.

     

    What you see is correct, but it is for data drives.

     

    If your OS drive is encrypted, then only you will see suspend protection.

    Are you sure your Operating system drive is encrypted?


    Manoj Sehgal
    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur XieModerator Friday, February 3, 2012 11:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:26 PM
  • Yes, it is an operating system drive.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:32 PM
  • send me screen shot at manojsehgal@hotmail.com
    Manoj Sehgal
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:50 PM
  • I have the same issue.  I have disabled the default control panel applet.  There is no suspend option in the MBAM client applet.  This is problematic for the end user.  

    Besides the command line, has anyone found a solution for this?

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:39 PM
  • Thank You for the useful information

    A++

    Friday, November 11, 2016 10:40 PM
  • Hi Matt,

    Did you ever get a solution on how it went missing?

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:34 PM