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PrepareVolume Method
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PrepareVolume method of the Win32_EncryptableVolume class

The PrepareVolume method of the Win32_EncryptableVolume class creates a BitLocker volume with the specified file system type of the discovery volume. This method must be called before the volume can be protected with any of the ProtectKeyWith* methods.

Syntax


uint32 PrepareVolume(
  [in] string DiscoveryVolumeType,
  [in] uint32 ForceEncryptionType
);

Parameters

DiscoveryVolumeType [in]

Type: string

A string that specifies the type of discovery volume.

ValueMeaning
<none>

No discovery volume. This value creates a native BitLocker volume.

<default>

This value is the default behavior.

FAT32

This value creates a FAT32 discovery volume.

 

ForceEncryptionType [in]

Type: uint32

Integer that specifies the encryption type. This can be one of the following values.

ValueMeaning
Unspecified
0

The encryption type is not specified.

Software
1

Software encryption.

Hardware
2

Hardware encryption.

 

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.

 

Remarks

If you do not call this method when enabling a BitLocker volume, it is the same as calling this method with the default value in the DiscoveryVolumeType parameter.

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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