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This article hints at being able to unlock a bitlocked drive using:

Unlock-BitLocker -MountPoint -Password

However, I know diddly squat about Powershell and how to use the Powershell cmdlets to do what I want to do.

So, how do I do use the above to do something like the following?

Unlock-BitLocker -MountPoint D:\ -Password "password"

Currently about as much as I know how to do is start Powershell and that's it. I don't want to learn masses of Powershell to get to the point where I can do this. All that I need to know in enough to know how I can execute the commands that are pointed out in the first link.

So far in the powershell prompt if I past in:

Unlock-BitLocker -MountPoint D:\ -Password "password"

I get the following error:

The term 'Unlock-BitLocker' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Chec
k the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:17
+ Unlock-BitLocker <<<<  -MountPoint D:\ -Password "password"
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Unlock-BitLocker:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

This is most likely because I don't have any clue about how the commands on the initially linked page work in a powershell context.

This is so that I can answer my own question here:

Bitlocker and scheduled task (powershell) script to unlock non-system drive

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What operating system are your using? The Technet article applies to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. –  Oliver Salzburg Sep 23 '12 at 20:23
    
This is in Windows 7 x64 sp1. Yes, this has only just recently been changed to reflect the upcoming release/release of those platforms. –  richardnpaul Sep 23 '12 at 20:38
    
Windows Server 2008 is not upcoming. I'm pretty sure the cmdlets existed on Server since 2008 but are only now becoming available on desktop in Windows 8. But that's just an assumption based on that article –  Oliver Salzburg Sep 23 '12 at 22:05

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As mentioned here (section "Practical applications") the BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools are a new addition to the Remote Server Administration Tools and according to this article are not available on Windows 7 (see support matrix at the bottom of the page).

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