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Anyone use BitLocker? Why?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mark Conrad, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Mark Conrad

    Mark Conrad Flightless Bird

    Just curious, is the BitLocker feature in Windows-7 Ultimate
    worthwhile, or is it just a sales gimmick?

    Mark-
     
  2. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Mark Conrad" <aeiou@mostly.invalid> wrote in message
    news:270420101940359090%aeiou@mostly.invalid...
    >
    > Just curious, is the BitLocker feature in Windows-7 Ultimate
    > worthwhile, or is it just a sales gimmick?



    I'm using it. Makes it so that removing the drive from my laptop is
    useless. Put the drive into a caddy on another machine and the files are
    not accessible.
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Mark Conrad" <aeiou@mostly.invalid> wrote in message
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    >
    > Just curious, is the BitLocker feature in Windows-7 Ultimate
    > worthwhile, or is it just a sales gimmick?
    >
    > Mark-


    I use it because MS forces us to use it on any MS domain joined machine.
    Many non business machines do not have a TPM chip, and therefore cannot use
    bitlocker on their main drive.
    You can enable it on removable devices, if you are worried about losing one,
    or need to secure data.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2101557_trusted-platform-module-tpm-chip.html


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    Andrew
     
  4. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > "Mark Conrad" <aeiou@mostly.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:270420101940359090%aeiou@mostly.invalid...
    >>
    >> Just curious, is the BitLocker feature in Windows-7 Ultimate
    >> worthwhile, or is it just a sales gimmick?
    >>
    >> Mark-

    >
    > I use it because MS forces us to use it on any MS domain joined machine.
    > Many non business machines do not have a TPM chip, and therefore cannot
    > use bitlocker on their main drive.


    Unless you actually work for MS, they aren't forcing you to use it. You're
    system administrators are forcing it.


    > You can enable it on removable devices, if you are worried about losing
    > one, or need to secure data.
    > http://www.ehow.com/how_2101557_trusted-platform-module-tpm-chip.html
    >
    >
    > --
    > Andrew
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hr9mok$571$1@news.eternal-september.org...
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    >>
    >> "Mark Conrad" <aeiou@mostly.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:270420101940359090%aeiou@mostly.invalid...
    >>>
    >>> Just curious, is the BitLocker feature in Windows-7 Ultimate
    >>> worthwhile, or is it just a sales gimmick?
    >>>
    >>> Mark-

    >>
    >> I use it because MS forces us to use it on any MS domain joined machine.
    >> Many non business machines do not have a TPM chip, and therefore cannot
    >> use bitlocker on their main drive.

    >
    > Unless you actually work for MS, they aren't forcing you to use it.
    > You're system administrators are forcing it.
    >


    Bing, Bing... MSIT forces us to use it. :)

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    Andrew
     
  6. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hr9v6o$2f4$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hr9mok$571$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Mark Conrad" <aeiou@mostly.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:270420101940359090%aeiou@mostly.invalid...
    >>>>
    >>>> Just curious, is the BitLocker feature in Windows-7 Ultimate
    >>>> worthwhile, or is it just a sales gimmick?
    >>>
    >>> I use it because MS forces us to use it on any MS domain joined machine.
    >>> Many non business machines do not have a TPM chip, and therefore cannot
    >>> use bitlocker on their main drive.

    >>
    >> Unless you actually work for MS, they aren't forcing you to use it.
    >> You're system administrators are forcing it.

    >
    > Bing, Bing... MSIT forces us to use it. :)



    Well, that makes sense then. I haven't had any complaints with it. Neither
    my TAM or any of the engineers at MS I work with have said anything bad and
    I'm pretty good and telling the difference between them being genuine about
    how good something is vs. just spouting the company line cause they can't
    say otherwise.
     
  7. Mark Conrad

    Mark Conrad Flightless Bird

    In article <hr9mok$571$1@news.eternal-september.org>, Andrew
    <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote:

    > Many non business machines do not have a TPM chip, and
    > therefore cannot use bitlocker on their main drive.


    Okay, glad I have a choice, whether to use bitlocker or not.

    I run expensive medical software on a Windows-7
    partition of my MacBook Pro, so far have not run into
    any Windows feature which would _not_ run on
    my Mac.

    Am not geeky, so do not know whether the Mac has
    a TPM chip or not, guess I will find out when I try
    to run bitlocker.

    Mark-
     

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