Does anyone know of any trick - registry change, group policy etc. which will allow a Bitlocker volume to be auto-unlocked without having a bitlocker encrypted system drive?
My system drive is a Samsung 850 Pro SSD, so it obviously has built-in encryption, which I enable by using a bios drive password.
I'm not using Bitlocker on the system drive, because with my bios I can't configure it to use the native hardware encryption, so it'd be wasting resources encrypting with the CPU.
I have a second mechanical hard drive, which I've encrypted with Bitlocker and I'd like to be able to auto-unlock it.
At the moment I've figured out a hack to do it, by running a task at system boot, that uses the bitlocker command line utility to manually unlock the drive. However this seems a very clunky way to do it.
I understand the reasoning behind this restriction, because they don't want to store decryption keys on an unencrypted drive, however in my case it doesn't really apply, as the system drive is fully encrypted, just not with Bitlocker.
I'm just wondering if there is some way to override this check, and force it to allow auto-unlock?