Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
  • 07 Sep 2022
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Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)

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Article summary

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) provides a simplified administrative interface for BitLocker Drive Encryption. BitLocker offers protection against data theft or data exposure for computers that are lost or stolen, encrypting all data that is stored on the Windows operating system volumes and drives and configured data drives.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices


  1. SCCM/MSSQL Server - The DNS / IP Address of the Microsoft SQL Server your Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) instance is using.
    • To use a specific named instance, the value supplied should be in the following format: {server_host}\{instance_name}.
    • If no instance is supplied, the default instance will be used.
  2. Port (optional, default: 1433). - The port used for the connection.
  3. Database - The name of the database inside the SQL Server (Usually starts with "CM_").
  4. User Name - A user name with read-only permissions.
    Important Notes:
  5. Password - The user's password. The password must not include ";".


Advanced Settings


From Version 4.6, Advanced settings can either apply for all connections for this adapter, or you can set different advanced settings and/or different scheduling for a specific connection, refer to ​Advanced Configuration for Adapters.

  1. SQL pagination (required, default: 1000) - Set the number of results per page received for a given SQL query, to gain better control of the performance of connections for this adapter.

For details on general advanced settings under the Adapter Configuration tab, see Adapter Advanced Settings.

Required Ports

Axonius must be able to communicate with the MSSQL Server via the following ports:

  • Microsoft SQL Server discovery port - 1433.
  • The specific port for the supplied named instance, if relevant.


  • "Login failed" - If you are using a domain user, in the User Name field, specify the domain and the user name in the following format: domain\username.

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