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UnlockWithCertificateFile method of the Win32_EncryptableVolume class

The UnlockWithCertificateFile method of the Win32_EncryptableVolume class uses the provided certificate file to obtain the derived key and unlock the encrypted volume.

Note  If the disc supports hardware encryption this function sets the band status to "unlocked""

Syntax


uint32 UnlockWithCertificateFile(
  [in]  string FileName,
  [in]  string PIN
);

Parameters

FileName [in]

Type: string

A string that specifies the location and name of the .cer file used to retrieve the certificate thumbprint. An encryption certificate must be exported in .cer format (Distinguished Encoding Rules (DER)-encoded binary X.509 or Base-64 encoded X.509). The encryption certificate may be generated from Microsoft PKI, third-party PKI, or self-signed.

PIN [in]

Type: string

A user-specified personal identification string. This string must consist of a sequence of 4 to 20 digits. This string is used to silently authenticate the key storage provider (KSP) when used with a smart card.

Return value

Type: uint32

This method returns one of the following codes or another error code if it fails.

Return code/valueDescription
S_OK
0 (0x0)

The method was successful.

ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
0000000002 (0x2)

The system cannot file the specified file.

FVE_E_NOT_ACTIVATED
2150694920 (0x80310008)

BitLocker is not enabled on the volume. Add a key protector to enable BitLocker.

FVE_E_FAILED_AUTHENTICATION
2150694951 (0x80310027)

The volume cannot be unlocked with the provided information.

FVE_E_PROTECTOR_NOT_FOUND
2150694963 (0x80310033)

The provided key protector does not exist on the volume. You must enter another key protector.

FVE_E_PRIVATEKEY_AUTH_FAILED
2150695060 (0x80310094)

The private key, associated with the specified certificate, could not be authorized. The private key authorization was either not provided or the provided authorization was invalid.

 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps only]

Namespace

\\.\root\CIMV2\Security\MicrosoftVolumeEncryption

MOF

Win32_encryptablevolume.mof

See also

Win32_EncryptableVolume

 

 

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