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Kudos0

NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Hi everyone:

Have there been any reported NIS compatibility issues with BitLocker on Vista and Windows 7?

This would apply to the 32 and 64-bit versions.

TIA

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8

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Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Hi everyone:

Have there been any reported NIS compatibility issues with BitLocker on Vista and Windows 7?

This would apply to the 32 and 64-bit versions.

TIA

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Hi Plankton,

I take it this is a general question and not related to a problem you are having? I've done some searching on both Symantec forums and general google searches and don't find any indication of known issues.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Hi AllenM:

Yes. that's correct. I also did not find any posts.

I'm just curious to know of any compatibility issues. None is a good thing.

Thanks.

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos2 Stats

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

I have been using NIS 2009/NIS2010 on Win 7 64 and 32 bit systems utilising bitlocker on several drives without any issues at all.
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Isn't Bitlocker an active encryption / decryption of the data on the disk? 

This is done at the file access level of the File Subsystem in the OS so it happens transparently to any other OS activities.  Norton' scanning would happen after the decryption; processes in memory are not encrypted.  The Bitlocker security really comes into play when the hard drive is accessed by something other than the OS (someone stole your system and mounted the drive in a different machine to read the data, for example).

By the way, I'm not totally familiar with the designations in your "signature"; what do they stand for?

Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Hi dbrisendine:

Spoke with an old friend last week, who was maintaining that NAV and NIS had performance problems with BitLocker Encryption.

I told him basically what you had stated in your post, but he was very adamant about it, so I mentioned that I would look into it.

MCSE = Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

CSQE = Certified Software Quality Engineer.

Message Edited by Plankton on 11-24-2009 12:22 AM
      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Did you friend mention which, if any, AV did not have a problem with Bitlocker?
Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Hi dbrisendine:

Actually, yes - Kaspersky.

I told him that he was dreaming... BitLocker is so low level.

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
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Re: NIS 2009/2010 and BitLocker Drive Encyrption on Vista, Windows 7.

Bitlocker is a logical volume encryption system, it can be applied on part of a single physical disk, a whole disk or across multiple physical disks, depends on how the volume is defined.

If enabled it can not be accessed by the OS unless a password/key is supplied to unlock it.

If the drive is locked NIS finds nothing to scan and skips it, if it is unlocked NIS scans it as normal, no problems.

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