I would like to clarify something , new systems nowadays have UEFI has the boot system instead of BIOS and so windows has GPT partition and not MBR. Now McAfee documentation says that McAfee DE does not support UEFI based GPT bootable disks.
The windows is installed in C drive, with the disk being basic but in GPT format. Now will enforcing encryption on these disks cause any issues or is there a workaround for this.
Technical Support also recommends upgrading your UEFI systems to the latest UEFI firmware level, and testing on a specific native UEFI-capable system before wide-scale deployment.
Note: The BIOS is a critical piece of the equation so do NOT assume your BIOS is up to date. Check for the latest version as I have seen PBA issues, loss of keyboard and real odd issues that will make your experience less than pleasing.
Here are some key points about UEFI:
Hope that helps,
Thanks Jay for the information.
I agree on the points however there is another article (https://kb.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB75750&pmv=print) that states GPT bootable disks are not supported. Now a days, all new systems come with UEFI pre-configured and admins just use any image deployment tool or manually and install Windows 10. Windows 10 formats the disk as GPT because of UEFI.
the article mentions that only disks larger than 2.2TB will face an issue but also says 'DE releases currently do not support bootable disks that are GPT-formatted' hence the confusion.
I would just like to confirm if DE will work on UEFI systems with bootable disk(OS installed) as GPT and not cause any issues.