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BitLocker not suspended when automatically rebooting after Windows update RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have got a Windows 10 pro machine, which is being used as a server, which has Bitlocker encryption (no TPM). When updates are installed on the machine and an automatic reboot is initiated, the reboot get's stuck on the Bitlocker password prompt.  Apparently Bitlocker is not suspended. Bitlocker should automatically be suspended in this scenario, right?

    Is there a setting I can apply that makes sure the reboot doesn't get stuck at the Bitlocker screen when it's rebooting after an automatic update?

    Thanks!

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:34 AM

Answers

  • You misunderstand. Updates will never suspend bitlocker.

    Only OS upgrades (also feature upgrades, which jump from one win10 major build to the next, as in 1809->1903) will automatically suspend bitlocker.

    When used as a server, you will need to make use of a TPM module for hands-free update rebooting.

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 PM

All replies

  • You misunderstand. Updates will never suspend bitlocker.

    Only OS upgrades (also feature upgrades, which jump from one win10 major build to the next, as in 1809->1903) will automatically suspend bitlocker.

    When used as a server, you will need to make use of a TPM module for hands-free update rebooting.

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 PM
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    Monday, January 20, 2020 1:42 AM
  • mmm, that's to bad. Thanks for the clarification!

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:03 PM