bitlocker to go

are there any costs involved with bitlocker to go, or is it part of the standard windows OS, or do you need to purchase any sort of policy application that manages BitLocker to go policies across your windows devices (this is linked to automatic encryption of any USB drives plugged into a WIndows 7 laptop).

Is it also possible to deploy bitlocker to go policies to certain devices via group policy, or does this need configuring manually.
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McKnifeCommented:
BL2Go is part of

win7 enterprise/ultimate
win8.x pro/enterprise
win10 pro/enterprise

NOT part of win7 pro/vista business.

It can be controlled by policies so that you can for example deny write access to non-encrypted devices. What you can't do is enforce that removable devices are automatically encrypted.
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pma111Author Commented:
Say for example you already had a non bitlocker encrypted USB, is the policy going to wipe that encryption off the device and replace it with bitlocker encryption before you can write to it, which may disgruntle a few users?
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McKnifeCommented:
No. The policy does nothing "on" the device. It will only prevent write access if you configure that.
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