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Drive encryption 7.1.3 System State

Hi All,

Am new to DE. We are working to automatically move systems using a sorting criteria(TAG) to a group which has DE task enabled. Before i proceed i took the list of all Laptops from manged system query and then a list of all Laptops from "Drive encryption-disk status" query. this gives variation in total count.

Say i have total managed laptops - 750

total laptops from drive encryption query is only 650 ( what does this difference 100 machines mean ? are they not encrypted or does not have DE policy ?)

also among this 750 when i checked for system(state) i could see below Data.

1. Active

2. Inactive

3. Unknown

What does these status mean ? kindly someone explain me each status and its role in DE.

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Re: Drive encryption 7.1.3 System State

The Drive Encryption product settings policy has a "Enabled" checkbox.  This box determines whether the system is in an 'active' or 'inactive' state based on whether it is checked or not.

Active = The system has completed policy enforcement and currently has a policy set to enabled (checked).  An active system can be encrypted or decrypted depending on policy settings.

Inactive = The system has completed policy enforcement and currently has a policy set to disabled (unchecked).  This also means the system is decrypted.

unknown = Either MDE is not installed on the system or it is installed and policy enforcement has not yet completed.

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