How to check status of Bitlocker encryption on a client

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If you have just installed a client and have Bitlocker enabled in your environment, it’s likely that you will run in to performance issues while Bitlocker is encrypting the drive. With the help of this simple command, you can see the encryption status. This command can also be run remotely on a client.

Bitlocker encryption status Powershell

6 Responses

  1. charlie arehart

    Very nice.

    It’s a real shame that the Windows 10 settings page for running the disabling of bitlocker provides no such status as a progress bar or percent counter. It just says “bitlocker decrypting” and that’s it. Pretty dismaying for a process that takes so long. I was disabling it on my Surface Pro 3, with a 128g drive, and it took about 15 mins. 🙁

    But without this powershell cmdlet I’d have had no idea at all how long it would take. (Writing this while I wait for it to finish.)

    Thanks so much.

  2. JJ

    Very useful thank you!

    Another Win10 user on the blind over here 🙂

  3. Jeffrey

    And how to see the progress when you are no administrator?

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