How to turn on BitLocker in virtual Windows Server 2012

Go to Server Manager

Add roles and features -> Role-based feature-based installation -> Features -> BitLocker Drive Encryption


Do a full restart

Then, Open Local Group Policy (gpedit.msc)

  1. Set ‘Require additional authentication at startup’ to Enabled.
  2. Ensure ‘Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM’ is selected.


Do another full restart

Go to Control Panel

Open System and Security -> BitLocker Drive Encryption



Enter your password and then save it to file, afterwards you must do the last restart and check if server asks you enter password to unlock the drive.

Done ?