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BitLocker Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Updated: December 14, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

BitLocker Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all BitLocker cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.

 

Cmdlet Description

Add-BitLockerKeyProtector

Adds a key protector for a BitLocker volume.

Backup-BitLockerKeyProtector

Saves a key protector for a BitLocker volume in AD DS.

Clear-BitLockerAutoUnlock

Removes BitLocker automatic unlocking keys.

Disable-BitLocker

Disables BitLocker encryption for a volume.

Disable-BitLockerAutoUnlock

Disables automatic unlocking for a BitLocker volume.

Enable-BitLocker

Enables encryption for a BitLocker volume.

Enable-BitLockerAutoUnlock

Enables automatic unlocking for a BitLocker volume.

Get-BitLockerVolume

Gets information about volumes that BitLocker can protect.

Lock-BitLocker

Prevents access to encrypted data on a BitLocker volume.

Remove-BitLockerKeyProtector

Removes a key protector for a BitLocker volume.

Resume-BitLocker

Restores Bitlocker encryption for the specified volume.

Suspend-BitLocker

Suspends Bitlocker encryption for the specified volume.

Unlock-BitLocker

Restores access to data on a BitLocker volume.

noteNote
To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module BitLocker cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

More Information

For more information about using the BitLocker cmdlets, see BitLocker Overview on TechNet.

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