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BitLocker Password Recovery for Active Directory Users and Computer on Server 2003

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I'm in the process of getting BitLocker up and running for soon-to-deploy laptops.

The AD schema has been extended and I have confirmed that BitLocker and TPM schema objects are in place.

Group Policy has been enabled to allow backup of BitLocker and TPM recovery information.

A Win7 machine has been encrypted, and recovery passwords have been generated.

The problem (as I understand it) is that I am unable to find a download for Server 2003 of the "BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory Users and Computers Tool".  As a result, the tabs that ought to appear within ADUC are not there...
(The BitLocker tabs are missing both on the DC, and when using the remote admin tools on a Win7 machine).

The equivalent Password Recovery Viewer for Vista and newer systems can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=2786FDE9-5986-4ED6-8FE4-F88E2492A5BD&displaylang=en.  It seems to me I need a Win2K3 equivalent.

Is it not possible to do BitLocker Password Recovery with only Server 2003 domain controllers?  It seems odd that 2003 would be able to support everything else except this final part of the equation.

Thanks

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You can download the XP/Server 2003 version if you have a Premier MS Account.  You can also contact MS Support from that machine and request it. It should be free. OR, if you want to trust something posted by another Author here, check out this question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23453950.html

Download the LOG file and change it to an EXE.    If you have a Premier account, you can use this link:

https://premier.microsoft.com/downloads/en-us/bitlocker%20recover%20password%20viewer.zip

Justin
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Strange that MS should make that one so difficult to find and implement. Thanks!
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