It won't work in 2.0.1 unless you have GPO configured for it. Blocking activation on Surface is a BitLocker "feature" - for some reason Microsoft haven't made Surface and BitLocker play nicely out of the box without the GPO being set.
Perhaps we should consider moving this option out of the advanced section if people are having trouble finding it.
As its a requirement for PIN/password and for activation to work, i would consider moving it out into the directly visible options. Either that, or make a note about the requirement in the product documentation. That would have helped me
It's called out in the docs under the bitlocker policy....
Enable use of BitLocker authentication requiring preboot keyboard input on tablets (not
recommended) — Enable this option to force PIN or password based activation on
tablets, even when the tablet reports that a keyboard is not available in
but it's not cross-referenced from the section on password/pin. I'll pass that feedback to the documentation team.
Thanks for the feedback!
|Activation Failed ON Surface Pro 3 - Searching for Encryption|
Anyone has an idea or experniced the same please? It's so urgent I have over 65 surface pro3 Win 8.1 and some works just fine and most are not.
We have upgraded to extension DE
Activation Failed ON Surface Pro 3 - Searching for EncryptionI had other 8,000 system activated with same EPO configuration. But these Surface Pro 3 Win 8.1 are failing to activate. I also have some of the Surface Pro 3 are activated as well. MDE Status had "Waiting From Information" on top bar and inside the desccryption , NO information is available"Mfe log shows this error. 2015-02-19 22:45:27,570 ERROR MfeEpePcEncryptionProviderPlugin Failed to get all required system objects during initialization: [0xCF000001] Failed to execute methodComputermgt is show one HDD and it is not encrypted with BitLocker.
UEFI is on latest update.