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How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

I have a laptop that was renamed several weeks ago. The original name was left in the Endpoint Encryption Manager.

We now need to unencrypt this laptop, but we have no idea what the old name is in EEM.

Is there any way I could locate which machine it is in EEM without knowing the old computer's name?

We are running EEM/EEPC 5.2.10

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

On the Pre boot recovery screen it will give you the machine object id - you can then look that up in eem.

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

We use the $Autoboot$ account to bypass the Pre boot screen. Is there any other way to find out the machine object id?

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

you can use the API command "getlocalmachinename" with an "idonly" tag ?

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Have you considering disabling $autoboot$ once your machines are built and in service? Seems like it defeats the whole purpose of the encryption.

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

Not really. If a machine gets lost/stolen they`ll still need credentials to access the operating system.

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

those creds can be bypassed in seconds using something like passware - encryption without pre-boot authentication, as others have said, really adds no value at all.

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

You need to boot from a cd in order to recover the administrator password and by doing so..the data on the drive is still encrypted. Data gets decrypted without authentication only by booting from the hdd.

Correct me if I`m wrong.

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

check out passware - they have a firewire cracking module, you can also do it with a pcie card, or anthing with DMA access. Also, your encryption key is stored on your drive, so it's pretty easy to find - passware already have a module to do this with Bitlocker...

without pre-boot auth, it's pretty open, and does not conform to any data protection regulations.

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Re: How to locate computer in EEM that was renamed

How is one able to provide proof of conformity with regulations? Because you have the information that a specific machine was encrypted, but you won't be able to prove what policy was applied to it (mainly if autoboot was enabled or not) in the moment it got stolen/lost.

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