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BitLocker Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: March 3, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

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


Adds a key protector for a BitLocker volume.


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


Removes BitLocker automatic unlocking keys.


Disables BitLocker encryption for a volume.


Disables automatic unlocking for a BitLocker volume.


Enables encryption for a BitLocker volume.


Enables automatic unlocking for a BitLocker volume.


Gets information about volumes that BitLocker can protect.


Prevents access to encrypted data on a BitLocker volume.


Removes a key protector for a BitLocker volume.


Restores Bitlocker encryption for the specified volume.


Suspends Bitlocker encryption for the specified volume.


Restores access to data on a BitLocker volume.

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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