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How to Start/Stop BitLocker Drive Encryption Service

Service name: BDESVC

Display name: BitLocker Drive Encryption Service


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

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Base BitLocker Drive Encryption Service from Services.msc

Perform the following steps:

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

Locate BitLocker Drive Encryption Service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of BitLocker Drive Encryption Service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

Type services.msc and press Enter