FEATURE REQUEST: Add compatibility with Endpoint Encryption 11.1.2 for BitLocker and Windows 10 containers with Docker.


Article ID: 169753


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Endpoint Encryption


Unable to use Windows 10 containers with SEE (Symantec Endpoint Encryption) 11.1.2 for BitLocker.

Here are the powershell commands to repro Windows 10 container issue with SEE installed.

Install Hyper-V and containers feature and reboot

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Containers -All

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

Restart-computer -force

Install docker - Follow steps in the "Manual installation" section. If proxy is required to access internet, follow steps in the "Proxy configuration" section

Go to https://hub.docker.com and create a Docker account. Next login to docker on the desktop
docker login -u

Pull server core image and launch a container:

docker pull windowsservercore:latest

docker run -it windowsservercore:latest cmd

This will fail if SEE is installed. If SEE is uninstalled, container starts even if the volume is encrypted with BitLocker.


SEE Version Tested: 11.1.2
SEE Version Affected: All current versions
Windows 10 with containers


Per Engineering this is not tested or supported.
Engineering has submitted this to Product Management as a feature request to add support for the Windows containers with Docker in a future release.

Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. Technical Support filed a Feature Request to add the functionality listed above. This Feature Request is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version of the product.

There is no guaranteed date for this request from the Encryption Product Management team, or the Encryption Engineering team at this time. Please be sure to refer back to this article periodically as any changes to the status of the request will be reflected here. You can also subscribe to this article to receive notification when it is updated.

To have your organization added to the list of companies that desire this Feature Request, please contact technical support.




Engineering fixed this in SEE 11.2.0 MP1