Bitlocker command line switches - am I doing something wrong?

I'm using the command 'manage-bde -on C: -RecoveryPassword xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx' to set specific bitlocker passwords on some computers. This successful sets it to the password I provide. I was also trying the command 'manage-bde -ChangePassword C:' but it is complaining about no password key protectors on the C drive. 

When I run 'manage-bde -protectors -add C: -recoverypassword xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx' with my specified password it says that the protectors have been added. When I run 'manage-bde -ChangePassword C:'  again it still says there are no key protectors on C: drive. Anyone any ideas as to what's happening or not happening, or what else I may need to run?

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  • Silly question but...you do have BL turned on, right? - anonymous_9363 7 years ago
  • Yep. The 'manage-bde -on C: -RecoveryPassword' command throws up an error if there is no TPM or if it needs turned on. - alphabeta 7 years ago

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Posted by: SMal.tmcc 7 years ago
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