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Turning on BitLocker on server 2008

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So I need to turn on BitLocker on our server for compliance reasons. Just looking for advice from anyone who has done this if there is anything I should be aware of, any issues that anyone has ran into. Any advice would be appreciated
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Make sure to save the password on multiple backup methods such as:
Save the password on a USB drive. (save an more than one USB drive)
Save the password in a folder.
Print the password
See this guide from technet.microsoft.com for further reading:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732725%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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enable WDS on your server as WDS has bitlocker recovery https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574173.aspx if you are running S2K12R2
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What you should be aware off? Well, that your Server won't be able to restart on ist own after encrypting it, unless you use a TPM and choose not to require a preboot PIN.
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Thanks for the answers. I enabled bitlocker this morning and it went very smoothly and everything seems to be running fine.
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