Here at work we sometimes have to remove internal hard drives and access them externally on another computer using a SATA-USB cable. Say windows is hosed we will do this to try to recover the users files then give the user back there files.
So I was hoping that I could take the encrypted drive connect it to another Win7 box and it prompt for a recovery key or something but that didnt work. the drive couldn't be initialized. I have the recovery key from Active Directory for the drive, but Im guessing the only way would be for us to decrypt the drive and then get the files. But what if we cant boot Windows, can we decrypt the drive another way, like a boot disk?
That all sounds a little rambled, but basically just trying to access an internal hard using an external adapter on another computer using the recovery key. Or decrypting a drive using the key without booting windows.
Yes, yes I know that sounds a bit suspicious but I assure you its not. Im not trying to break the BitLocker encryption or circumvent anything. We constantly have hard drives die or Windows be unrecoverable and we can normally recover files with a internal drive connected externally, but with our company moving to Win7 we wanted to see if we could do this without fully decrypting the drive. Otherwise we will just fully decrypt the drive.