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How to Start/Stop Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service

Service name: BDESVC

Display name: Bitlocker Drive Encryption


Description:

BDESVC hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as
well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions
related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery
information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used. Stopping or disabling
the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service:

net start BDESVC


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service:

net stop BDESVC


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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