Reinstate Missing BitLocker recovery tab in ADUC

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Quick fix for reinstating BitLocker recovery tab for locating and viewing BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) recovery passwords stored in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). The tab is enabled by the Active Directory BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer tool, which is an optional feature that is part of the BitLocker Drive Encryption Administration Utilities component of the Remote Server Administration Toolkit (RSAT). You can enable this feature manually through server manager or via PowerShell:

If you’d also like to install the manage-bde and repair-bde command line tools for BitLocker Drive Encryption, you can install the BDE Administration utilities.

Once the feature is enabled, you can view recovery passwords for computer objects and search for recovery passwords across your domain(s).

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