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Bitlocker Drive Preparation Tool will not work on MS Server 2008 R2 x64

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I'm trying to install Bitlocker on a server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit.  When I attempt to run the drive preparation tool Windows6.0-KB933246-x64 I get the error "Windows Update Standalone Installer: The update is not applicable to your computer."  Do I have the wrong version of the Drive Preparation Tool?
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A complete link to all necessary resources; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731549%28WS.10%29.aspx

BitLocker is an optional feature of Windows Server 2008 R2. Use Server Manager to install BitLocker on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2.
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I must be missing something.  The resources all appear to be for Windows 7, even though it states that they also apply to Windows Server 2008 R2.  I've successfully installed Bitlocker on many Windows 7 computers and it goes in without a hitch.  However, Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn't have the menu options to install it.  Apparently Windows 2008 R2 needs to run the drive preparation tool before I can go further.  The only place I can find a drive preparation tool is KB933246, which apparently only works with Windows Server 2008.  I get an error when running it with R2.  Maybe Bitlocker doesn't actually work with R2.
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I understand Bitlocker Drive Preparation Tool does not exist for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64.  So I guess Bitlocker can't be installed on a preconfigured Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 server.
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I would not think so, for a pre-configured format.
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Here's my problem:
I have an production Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
Bitlocker is installed
The TPM chip is installed
Bitlocker can't be activated until there is a second partion created and some system files moved
The Bitlocker Drive Preparation Tool is needed to make these changes
I can't find a Drive Preparation Tool for Windows Server 2008 R2
Therefore I can't activate Bitlocker

I must be missing something.  Can you tell me where I've gone wrong?
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