Server 2008 R2 bitlocker key file missing - password IS KNOWN

I have an encrypted C: disk, and somehow the key file is missing.

The password IS KNOWN - so I can boot and access the disk, it just won't boot on it's own.

Is there a way to "recreate" a key file without decrypting/re-encrypting even if it needs to create a new password?
snowdog_2112Asked:
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becraigCommented:
Try the below steps:
1. Suspend BitLocker Protection :

manage-bde -protectors -disable %systemdrive%

2. Delete Recovery Password :

manage-bde -protectors -delete %systemdrive% -type RecoveryPassword

3. Add a new Recovery Password :

manage-bde -protectors -add %systemdrive% -RecoveryPassword

4. Backup the new Recovery Password :

manage-bde -protectors -adbackup %systemdrive% -ID KeyProtectorID

5. Enable BitLocker Protection :

manage-bde -protectors -enable %systemdrive%
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
Awesome! Quick question - to confirm.

The process does *NOT* decrypt/re-encrypt the disk, correct?
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becraigCommented:
Suspend does not decrypt the drive.
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
I'm not storing the keys in AD, so I had to modify the "-add" command:

manage-bde -protectors - add D: -rp -rk a:

Works like a charm!  Thanks you SO much for the prompt response!
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