Enable encryption on a running Windows VM without AAD

Last updated: 06/10/2020

This template enables encryption on a running windows VM without needing AAD application details

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
vmName Name of the virtual machine
keyVaultName Name of the KeyVault to place the volume encryption key
keyVaultResourceGroup Resource group of the KeyVault
keyEncryptionKeyURL URL of the KeyEncryptionKey used to encrypt the volume encryption key
volumeType Type of the volume OS or Data to perform encryption operation
forceUpdateTag Pass in an unique value like a GUID everytime the operation needs to be force run
resizeOSDisk Should the OS partition be resized to occupy full OS VHD before splitting system volume
location Location for all resources.

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-encrypt-running-windows-vm-without-aad/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-encrypt-running-windows-vm-without-aad/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface