Manage-bde: setidentifier

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Sets the drive identifier field on the drive to the value specified in the Provide the unique identifiers for your organization Group Policy setting. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


manage-bde –setidentifier <Drive> [-computername <Name>] [{-?|/?}] [{-help|-h}]


Parameter Description


Represents a drive letter followed by a colon.


Specifies that Manage-bde.exe will be used to modify BitLocker protection on a different computer. You can also use -cn as an abbreviated version of this command.


Represents the name of the computer on which to modify BitLocker protection. Accepted values include the computer's NetBIOS name and the computer's IP address.

-? or /?

Displays brief Help at the command prompt.

-help or -h

Displays complete Help at the command prompt.


The following example illustrates using the -setidentifier command to set BitLocker drive identifier field for C.

manage-bde –setidentifier C:

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