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How to change pre-boot background images.

Hello,
I’m testing the new version of mcafee endpoint encryption 5.1.7 and I would like to change the images in the pre-boot background to the company image, how I can do that?

Thanks
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

There's a section on themes in the Device Encryption Administrators Guide, which should be in your DOCUMENTATION folder that you can follow to create your own themes. You can them deploy them as a fileset, making sure you remove the McAfee ones if they're selected.

RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

Do keep in mind that such things are not supported from a support-point of view, a good thing to keep in mind is that if the files (eg. the imagefiles) become too large, then the preboot environment might have issues buffering the files, and result in a locking of your system..

As such first try to deploy such a modified themepack to a testmachine first and give it some reboots to see if there arent any issues prior to deploying it.
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

I should add, if you mail me the image, I'll return a theme for you.

I'm nice like that grin
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

You can save bandwidth on synch/initial download of the themes if you use PNG instead of BMP. They will also save on space in the SBFS.
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

I manually edited the files to change the backgroun black. I couldn't remove the icons for the token types but I was able to remove the text by them by changing the text color to black in the INIs. It was a little tedious but I was able to get rid of all the faces and vibrant colors.
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

you can drop the images completely, and just set the background color for the windows to black if you like?
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

I have run into an issue when customising our login screen that I also noticed on the default theme. The "change password" text is missing the d and at the bottom right McAfee is missing the M. Any clue as to what would cause this, or how I could edit the themes to bring these letters back?

Thanks!
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

probably the locale.ini is messed up in your custom theme so it's using the wrong font.

try picking a language from the menu in pre-boot and see if they come back, if not then you've messed up the font section or locale.ini along the way somehow - re-apply the language pack and it will resolve unless graphics.ini is bad.
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RE: How to change pre-boot background images.

It could also be that the size of the text box is not large enough to hold the whole string. Try increasing the box size for the affected text or changing the font to a smaller one.
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