Enable-BitLockerAutoUnlock

Enables automatic unlocking for a BitLocker volume.

Syntax

Enable-BitLockerAutoUnlock
      [-MountPoint] <String[]>
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Enable-BitLockerAutoUnlock cmdlet enables automatic unlocking for a volume protected by BitLocker Disk Encryption.

You can configure BitLocker to automatically unlock volumes that do not host an operating system. After a user unlocks the operating system volume, BitLocker uses encrypted information stored in the registry and volume metadata to unlock any data volumes that use automatic unlocking.

For an overview of BitLocker, see BitLocker Drive Encryption Overview on TechNet.

Examples

Example 1: Enable automatic unlocking

PS C:\>Enable-BitLockerAutoUnlock -MountPoint "E:"

This command enables automatic unlocking for the specified BitLocker volume.

Required Parameters

-MountPoint

Specifies an array of drive letters or BitLocker volume objects. The cmdlet enables automatic unlocking for the volumes specified. To obtain a BitLocker volume object, use the Get-BitLockerVolume cmdlet.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

BitLockerVolume[], String[]

Outputs

BitLockerVolume[]