How long does it take a device in a Device encryption Policy to be encrypted?

How long does it take a device in a  Device encryption Policy to be encrypted?

I've created a policy for device encryption and added a pc to that policy. How long before the device will start the process of asking for the encryption setup? I've restart the pc a few times and it doesn't begin the encryption setup.

Encryption is on and policy enforced.

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[edited by: Gladys at 9:55 AM (GMT -7) on 24 Apr 2024]
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  • Hi  ,

    Answering to your above question: The Device Encryption agent is installed on Windows computers automatically when you use the standard Windows agent installer (if you have the required license), which means you should have an encryption license and then downloaded the complete windows installer or if you have selected components based, you must have selected device encryption option as seen in below screenshot.

    Find the below requirements for encryption setup:

    • You must install the Sophos Central agent software on the endpoints.
    • You must configure and turn on a Device Encryption policy in Sophos Central.
    • Users must log on to their endpoints. They must be connected to and synchronized with Sophos Central.

      Note: that remote logon is not supported.

    • The operating system must support BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    Refer this to get Device Encryption step by step.

    For the Device encyption system compatibility check, please click here.

    Also, when all the above requirements are met, and still it is not encrypted, you could try the below steps:

    1. Select the computer on devices page from central on which you want to install encryption
    2. Click Manage Endpoint Software.
    3. Select the install option under Encryption drop-down box and save it.

    4. Now update the agent from device and check the issue.
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  • The final step was to click on the Assign link. After doing this a window popped up on the endpoint asking to set a pin for bitlocker.

    Thank you for the help.