"BitLocker Drive Encryption Service - bdesvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" service related to bdesvc.dll?

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A

"BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" is a Windows 8 service that hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used. Stopping or disabling the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality. "BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" service is provided by bdesvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" service:

Service name: BDESVC
Display name: BitLocker Drive Encryption Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: None

"BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" service is provided by a program called: bdesvc.dll:

Name: bdesvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\bdesvc.dll
Description: BDE Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 190976 bytes
Modified: 10/11/2012 5:43:28 AM UTC

Disabling "BitLocker Drive Encryption Service" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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