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BitLocker EME is being phased in slowly during 2021. The information on this page does not apply to all SOMTech-managed computers. Please read this FAQ for more details.

Encryption Prompt

When using external storage devices you will be required to encrypt such devices before saving to them on a SOM computer. Upon the insertion of a unencrypted USB Storage Device into the computer you will be prompted with the screen below. This will provide the option the Encrypt the drive if you wish to save data to it or you can reject the encryption if you choose to use the drive in a read only mode. Read only will allow you to read the data on the device but your will not be able to save or modify any files on the drive. Once you click the "Encrypt Option" the BitLocker Encryption Setup will begin.


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