We have systems that we deliver to customers.
We disable networking so they can't load anything bad on their system unless they are smart enough to turn it on.
Is EPE able to operate totally disconnected like that?
yes, but it depends on what version you have.
- For 6.X you still need a domain to import users from, but the machine doesn't have to be member of the domain. You sync up with AD, assign users/groups to that machine, a policy, the software, and it will start encrypting. I had a similar request, and I created a user in AD for the sole purpose of assigning him to the machine that was running outside the domain.
- For 5.X, you have the option to import users from AD, but you can also creat them manually and assign them.