BitLocker - Prevent Users from Turning Off

Is there  away to prevent users from turning off BitLocker (through the Control Panel) asuch as through Group Policy?
Rammy CharlesSales EngineerAsked:
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Michael-BestCommented:
Please refer to technet.microsoft.com
"BitLocker Group Policy Settings"
Link:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679890.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
Rammy CharlesSales EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thank you but that article was reviewed previously and it only details how to do so on removable drives. I would like to prevent turning off in general.
McKnifeCommented:
Users cannot suspend or decrypt. Or are your users admins?
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Rammy CharlesSales EngineerAuthor Commented:
They are local admins on the computers and while they can then likely figure out how to re-enable via Group Policy I want it so that they won't see it in Control Panel under BitLocker clearly visible.
Michael-BestCommented:
The only way I know is to Change Local Administrator Password through GPO.
See the method by social.technet.microsoft.com:
Link:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/b1e94909-bb0b-4e10-83a0-cd7812dfe073/change-local-administrator-password-thru-gpo
McKnifeCommented:
MS didn't include a way to do this, sorry. And while it might look a little less tempting to click on - why would they do it? Administrators are technically savvy and responsible people. Not?
As admin, they have several ways to decrypt (command line or even offline), you  could only hope that they don't use those, but you will never know.

Maybe the best you could do is monitor the status of the drives using MBAM.

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