Vista BitLocker in a VMware Virtual Machine


  • Has anyone been able to install Vista and enable BitLocker in a VMware Workstation Virtual Machine? I have tried it and have not been able to get Vista to recognoze my two drive partitions as meeting the minimum requirement for enabling BitLocker. Is this even possible in a VM?
    Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:33 PM


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  • At this point in time, BitLocker is not supported in a virtual environment. Sorry.

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    Byron Hynes
    Windows Server Division
    Microsoft Corporation


    Sunday, July 02, 2006 7:21 AM
  • Hi, I got MS Vista Bitlocker functionality working within a Virtual Environment while at uni.


    Although most of my attempts failed, the issue was surrounding what kind of USB Stick i used to store the key. It appeared the the version of VMWare i was using was only able to find my kingston stick on boot.


    however i can say that i did get MS Vista Bitlocker working in VMWare, although i must say it may have been Vista RC1 as it was for a uni project.


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    Tom Forman

    Monday, May 19, 2008 11:05 AM