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JohanMarkusse
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EEPC 5.2.3 Offline install Encryption Status

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Hi All,

Does anybody know how to get the encryption status of a machine installed with an offline install set?

The transfer database does not contain this information, nor the SBClientLog.txt

Kind Regards Johan

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Re: EEPC 5.2.3 Offline install Encryption Status

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Are the scripting tools installed on the client? Could you use SBAdmCL to run the GetCryptState command and pipe it out to a text file?

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Are the scripting tools installed on the client? Could you use SBAdmCL to run the GetCryptState command and pipe it out to a text file?

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If you are going to do that I suggest that you do not keep SBADMCL on the machines(s) for a long period of time. A Windows user account with local admin rights could use the disablesecurity command or a few other naughty things (some of these commands require MEE credentials).

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disablesecurity requires a specific option in the machine policy to be switched - you can't use that command by default, it's blocked.

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True, but what if this was in configured in the first place? Would it be bad to have SBADMCL on the machines for a long period of time Safeboot? What if the user knew had knowledge of proper MEE credentials? They could decrypt the hard drive from the machine at the command prompt. Security sucks but I would sleep better at night that all these loopholes would be prevented.

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True, but there are lots of places to get sbadmcl from, most people are not secret about their grant numbers so users could download it, and any one with a grant number can get the daily access code as well.

There's certainly less chance of tinkering though if you remove it from everyones machine.

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This sounds like the best solution. The users assigned to the machine should have limited access in the database to only obtain the encryption status. It would be nice if it would be simply a part of the transfer database.

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at the time the transfer db is created, encryption of the disk has not started, so in effect it is in the transfer db.

remember, the machine only syncs once to the transfer db (on install) - that's why it's called "offline install mode", not "offline mode".

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You would expect an update on the status in the transfer database after the encryption is done. That does not seem to work.

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