The following procedures describe the most common tasks that apply to locating and viewing BitLocker recovery passwords.
To view the BitLocker recovery passwords for a computer
- In the Active Roles console, locate the desired computer object.
- Right-click the computer object, and then click Properties.
- In the Properties dialog box, click the BitLocker Recovery tab to view the BitLocker recovery passwords that are associated with the computer you’ve selected.
To copy the BitLocker recovery password for a computer
- Follow the steps in the previous procedure to view the BitLocker recovery passwords.
- On the BitLocker Recovery tab of the Properties dialog box, perform the following steps:
- In the BitLocker Recovery Passwords list, click the desired password ID.
- Right-click in the Details box, click Select All, and then click Copy.
- Press CTRL+V to paste the copied text to a destination location, such as a text file or spreadsheet.
You can use the Active Roles Web Interface to view the BitLocker recovery passwords for a computer: Select the computer object and then choose the BitLocker Recovery command.
To locate a BitLocker recovery password
- In the Active Roles console or Web Interface, select the domain object, and then choose the Find BitLocker Recovery Password command.
- On the Find BitLocker Recovery Password page, type the first eight characters of the BitLocker recovery key identification in the Password ID (first 8 characters) box, and then click Search.
You can also search for a BitLocker recovery password in all managed domains by choosing the Find BitLocker Recovery Password command on the Active Directory node in the Active Roles console or Web Interface.
Organizational Units (OUs) are containers in Active Directory. OUs can contain user accounts, groups, computer accounts, and other OUs. An object can be included in only one OU.
When you expand the Active Directory node in the Active Roles console, the console tree displays icons representing domains. You can double-click a domain icon to see containers that are defined in the domain. OUs are marked with the following icon:
When you select an OU in the console tree, the details pane lists objects included in the OU, and the Action menu provides commands to create new objects in the OU, search for objects in the OU, and manage OU properties.
The following section guides you through the Active Roles console to manage Organizational Units. You can also use the Active Roles Web Interface to perform management tasks on Organizational Units.