Help! Windows Server 2012 - BitLocker on VM without TPM - thin provisioned storage RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have attempted numerous times to encrypt the System Drive on a VM running Windows Server 2012. The host server is running Windows Server 2012 as well (not R2).  The VM has a virtual floppy attached. BitLocker feature installed.  I execute the following command:

    manage-bde -protectors -add C: -recoverykey A:\ -startupkey A:\
    manage-bde -on C:

    I reboot the VM and then, after logon I am presented with the following error message. 

    Error text: BitLocker Drive Encryption only supports used space only encryption on thin provisioned storage.

    The encryption fails, however, if I run this on a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM and it works fine. 

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Edited by JoseEng Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:50 PM
    Monday, July 28, 2014 10:37 PM