Bitlocker on schedule

Matt_Storm 6 Reputation points
2022-09-02T14:04:21.83+00:00

Hey there,

I wonder If I can unlock my encrypted disks on schedule to fit with my backups configs? I want to unlock my drives to allow windows backup to do its job.

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,836 Reputation points
    2022-09-02T16:22:05.527+00:00

    There is no interface to do it.
    However, you may write a PowerShell script and add it to Task Scheduler, you may use Unlock-BitLocker command.
    Have a look at:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/bitlocker/unlock-bitlocker

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  2. Matt_Storm 6 Reputation points
    2022-09-05T12:09:00.327+00:00

    Is it possible to unlock specifics drives at specific times in the week and then locked them again at some other time?

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  3. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points
    2022-09-09T08:21:48.017+00:00

    Hello there,

    You can create a Powershell script and then run it with the help of Scheduled Task in Task scheduler. Before doing this you should have already set up your group policies so that Bitlocker keys are automatically backed up to Active Directory. The below script will help you in this.

    PS C:\> $SecureString = ConvertTo-SecureString "fjuksAS1337" -AsPlainText -Force
    PS C:\> Unlock-BitLocker -MountPoint "E:" -Password $SecureString

    This topic describes how BitLocker network unlock works and how to configure it. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-how-to-enable-network-unlock


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  4. Bagitman 581 Reputation points
    2022-10-01T09:09:03.2+00:00

    Easiest way (which does not require setting up another password):

    manage-bde -unlock x: -rp 123455-145112....your_48digit_recovery_password  
    

    Lock again:

    manage-bde -lock x:  
    
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