I have been fighting with this, previously I believe I was able to set it up using the GUI in File Explorer like you would on a Windows 10 machine. However after installing the BitLocker feature and rebooting on Server 2016 I don't get that context menu entry. I also don't get the control panel icon.

I was trying to get the AD backup working as well but have been unsuccessful. At this point I just want to enable BitLocker with a password, get the recovery key and store both in KeePass.

Been trying to do this with PowerShell and manage-bde based on various website guides but have not been successful. Could someone just point me in the right direction so I can move on to the next thing please?


You can try the following, hopefully it helps: press Win+R and type - control.exe /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption.

If the Bitlocker Wizard is not showing at all, check if BitLocker administrative feature is installed like on the screenshot below:

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  • That is already installed on this system. – Thorin Jul 3 '18 at 16:40

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