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Manage-bde command - Syntax,Switches,Options and Example

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Use of Manage-bde command:

Manage-bde command used to turn on or turn off BitLocker, specify unlock mechanisms, update recovery methods, and unlock BitLocker-protected data drives. 

 

Manage-bde command Syntax:

manage-bde [-status] [–on] [–off] [–pause] [–resume] [–lock] [–unlock] [–autounlock] [–protectors] [–tpm] 

[–SetIdentifier] [-ForceRecovery] [–changepassword] [–changepin] [–changekey] [-KeyPackage] [–upgrade] [-WipeFreeSpace] [{-?|/?}] [{-help|-h}]

 

Manage-bde command Switches:

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status -> Provides information about all drives on the computer, whether or not they are BitLocker-protected.

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on -> Encrypts the drive and turns on BitLocker.

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off -> Decrypts the drive and turns off BitLocker. All key protectors are removed when decryption is complete.

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pause -> Pauses encryption or decryption.

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resume -> Resumes encryption or decryption.

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lock -> Prevents access to BitLocker-protected data.

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unlock -> Allows access to BitLocker-protected data with a recovery password or a recovery key.

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autounlock -> Manages automatic unlocking of data drives.

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protectors -> Manages protection methods for the encryption key.

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tpm -> Configures the computer's Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This command is not supported on computers running Windows 8 or win8_server_2. To manage the TPM on these computers, use either the TPM Management MMC snap-in or the TPM Management cmdlets for Windows PowerShell.

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setidentifier -> Sets the drive identifier field on the drive to the value specified in the Provide the unique identifiers for your organization Group Policy setting.

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ForceRecovery -> Forces a BitLocker-protected drive into recovery mode on restart. This command deletes all TPM-related key protectors from the drive. When the computer restarts, only a recovery password or recovery key can be used to unlock the drive.

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changepassword -> Modifies the password for a data drive.

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changepin -> Modifies the PIN for an operating system drive.

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changekey -> Modifies the startup key for an operating system drive.

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KeyPackage -> Generates a key package for a drive.

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upgrade -> Upgrades the BitLocker version.

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WipeFreeSpace -> Wipes the free space on a drive.

-? or /? -> Displays brief Help at the command prompt.

-help or -h -> Displays complete Help at the command prompt.

 

Manage-bde command Example:

The below command displays the drives on the computer and identifies whether or not they are BitLocker-protected and the current encryption status, type:

manage-bde -status

 

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