Scripting Question

Bitlocker script

04/29/2014 9100 views

Here is my script, trying to write the bitlocker status to a file. The script runs and creates an empty file. I actually have 2 scripts that do the same thing on 64 bit laptops:

1. Launch %windir%\syswow64\cmd.exe with params /C c:manage-bde.exe -status >c:\cn.txt.

2. Launch C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe with params /C manage-bde.exe -status >c:\cn.txt

Anyone have any advice?


4/30/14 -tried removing quotes on both scripts, still get an empty cn.txt file and "error creating process".

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  • drop the one set of the double quotes in your parameters around manage-bde.exe -status > c:\cn.txt

    “C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe” with params “/C manage-bde.exe -status >c:\cn.txt”
    • tried removing quotes on both scripts, still get an empty cn.txt file and "error creating process".

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I see what you mean it works fine on 32 bit but not 64 bit machines.  Even tried as a custom software inventory and got same results.  The problem is the kace client is a 32bit application, so when it tries to run an .exe file under %Windir%/system32 it is automatically redirected to %Windir%/syswow64, and the manage-bde.exe file doesn't exist in this location.

I use the link below to hide the cmd window from showing but you can just use the line in the batch file as your parameters


so as a custom software inventory for 64bit:


as a hidden script file:

create 2 files, invisible.vbs and bitlocker.bat and add them as dependancies

As a script that will flash the cmd window past the user:





Answered 05/08/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

  • Works great, thank you.

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Answered 03/29/2019 by: Timokirch
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