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MBAM issue after re-image




Wondering if anyone can provide any help with this issue I'm experiencing.


I have an MBAM environment configured and am starting the encryption process within my SCCM 2012 task sequence using the "Deployment Guys" guide from TechNet. This is all working great.


The issue I've noticed is if I then re-image that computer which already has an entry in the MBAM database, after the re-image the MBAM client reports that it is unable to process policy. This is the Event Viewer error listed below:


An error occured while applying MBAM policies.
Volume ID:\\?\Volume{d7677447-61c1-11e2-b733-806e6f6e6963}\

Error code:

A message containing a fault was received from the remote endpoint.


The steps in my refresh scenario Task Sequence as far as BitLocker is concerned simply include the step to "Disable BitLocker" while in Windows, re-image, and then towards the end of the sequence I re-enable BitLocker using the manage-bde -protectors -enable c: command.


I've searched on the Event Viewer error but really the only thing I found was a Microsoft article about the MBAM server rejecting the computer name. I went ahead and added the registry key that was recommended in the article but I don't think it totally applies in my scenario since I'm not seeing the corresponding server Event Viewer error that a record was rejected. The behavior has been continuing after adding the registry setting so I'm pretty confident that it did not apply in my issue.


I guess I'm just asking to see if ANYONE has experienced anything similar and what they did as a resolution, or if there's any recommendation as to if I'm overlooking something with the process or just in the MBAM configuration in general. Or how anyone else approaches a Windows 7 refresh that is already MBAM BitLocker protected.


Any help is definitely appreciated.



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I've run into issues re-imaging previously bit-lockered systems too. To get around our issues, we needed to:


* Go into BIOS, clear TPM. In Lenovo notebooks, it's Clear Security Chip


* Remove HDD and blow out all volumes and reformat. Always kick off your task sequences with a 'clean' drive.


- Robert

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