1.    12 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 113

    Win10 Bitlocker and Interactive logon: Machine account lockout?

    I am VERY confused - Please help.

    By setting up Full Drive Encryption on Win10 and 8 systems, with a BitLocker password, will that BitLocker password would be the same as the normal Windows user account password?
    On these OS systems there is a new Local Security Policy settings called:
    Interactive logon: Machine account lockout threshold
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    By looking at the image shot, will that BitLocker password be the same as my Windows account password?

    So in other words, when I enter this BitLocker password, will it just boot into Windows without having to type in a separate Windows logon password?

    Correct me if I am wrong here, but does this mean that in Win10, the BitLocker Password is used in conjunction with the Windows Account logon password?

    Or lets say that I have a Windows 10 Admin password created, and I enter that account's Windows password too many times, does this mean that when the account is locked out, it will affect BitLocker as well?
    Or, does my Windows Account password is considered itself a BitLocker password?
    I am confused here. Please explain.
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    Last edited by win10freak; 12 Nov 2015 at 16:06.
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  2.    13 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    The Bitlocker password is not linked to your user account - the 2 are completely independent programs that have their own security settings.
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Then how come from my second image it shows the Windows logon screen warning you if your User Account password is entered too many incorrect times, the system will reboot forcing the Bitlocker Recovery Key?
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  4.    16 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2016
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Enterprise version 1511

    Bitlocker PIN -vs- Windows Account and Brute-Froce Logon

    There is a Bitlocker PIN (Which you enter in to the Blue Screen), then there is a separate password for your Windows account. The local security policy setting "Interactive Logon: Machine Account Lockout Threshold" is specifically for use in conjuction with Bitlocker encrypted systems. If you have this policy set, it prevents Brute-Force Logon in to Windows. You must first enter your Bitlocker PIN (If set), then you must also log in to Windows. If you use the wrong password too many times on your Windows account, that local security policy will cause the system to go in to Bitlocker Recovery Mode.
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