Component Object Model (COM) Error – FVE_E_POLICY_PROHIBITS_SELFSIGNED 0x80310086

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_POLICY_PROHIBITS_SELFSIGNED 0x80310086” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be applied to this drive as currently configured because of Group Policy settings. The certificate you provided for drive encryption is self-signed. Current Group Policy settings do not permit the use of self-signed certificates. Obtain a new certificate from your certification authority before attempting to enable BitLocker.