Preparing the Bitlocker Partition

Hi Team,

I went through some blogs for the use of Bitlocker a second partition is required and the BCD store must be moved into that new partition.

Microsoft included a handy command line tool called BdeHdCfg.exe that allows you to create the Bitlocker partition and move the BCD store. The following command shrinks the system partition, creates the new second 300 MB partition, assigns the drive letter S to it and moves the BCD store.

BcdHdCfg.exe –target C: shrink –newdriveletter S: –size 300 –quiet

Once the process is completed the system must be rebooted. The system now has the 2nd partition created. 

Q1. When i run the command locally it works fine not with Package ?

Q2. Why I am not able to create a Package in Dell Kace for bulk deployment ?

Anyone has worked on it before, your opinion will really going to help me.

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Posted by: JLester710 5 years ago
Senior White Belt
That is probably because the command needs elevated rights. Sometimes the SYSTEM account (account that Managed Installs use) doesn't have the rights to certain commands. The way around it is to create a batch file and launch it through PowerShell. This command will launch the batch file the same way as "run as admin" 
Powershell Start-Process powershell -verb runas <pathtofile>:\xxxxx.bat
Posted by: asehwani@lfcu.com 5 months ago
Senior White Belt

Can you give an example of an actual syntax to use?  I would like to incorporate bitlocker in my SDA deployement.  thanks 

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