Posts Tagged "manage-bde"

How to recover data from a deleted, BitLocker enabled partition? – 2017 Edition

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in BitLocker, Featured | 0 comments

How to recover data from a deleted, BitLocker enabled partition? – 2017 Edition

In the mid of 2013 I wrote a post about recovering a deleted, BitLocker enabled Partition using Windows Server 2012. Back then the state of the art encryption method was AES 128. Now that we got Windows 10 and XTS-AES 256 encryption some people seem to have problems running through the steps of the old article. That’s why I decided to spend some time to try this on a modern OS with modern encryption. So this time, to save me some time, I used a 5GB VHD file lying on a bunch of SSDs. In real life the whole process may take several hours to several days, depending on your machine, the size and...

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How to change BitLocker recovery password with vbScript?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in BitLocker, Environment, VBScript, WMI | 0 comments

Related to my last post about how to change BitLocker recovery password from an elevated command prompt here is how you can achieve the same result with vbScript and WMI. This script is from Microsoft TechNet: BitLocker Drive Encryption Operations Guide: Recovering Encrypted Volumes with AD DS. ' Target drive letter strDriveLetter = "c:" ' Target computer name ' Use "." to connect to the local computer strComputerName = "." ' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ' Connect to the BitLocker WMI provider class '...

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How to change BitLocker recovery password?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in BitLocker, Environment | 0 comments

Sometimes you need to give a BitLocker recovery password to one of your customers. For example when you cannot access the computer remotely. It also happens that passwords get revealed accidentally or intentionally. While either scenario can be a security lack you may want to change the recovery password of a certain computer. To do so, you’ll need to open an elevated command prompt. With manage-bde.exe (BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool) you can manage to change such recovery passwords. First get a list of recovery passwords for the desired partition by typing:...

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