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How to Start/Stop BitLocker Drive Encryption Service

Service name: BDESVC

Display name: BitLocker Drive Encryption Service


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 -p

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop BitLocker Drive Encryption Service from starting with the operating system using System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate BitLocker Drive Encryption Service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart