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zelo
Level 7

McAfee Drive Encryption 7.1 - Turning Off PreBoot Option

Good day...

Just a question - how does one turn off preboot on McAfee Drive Encryption 7.1?

Your assistance will be hioghly appreciated...

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SafeBoot
Level 21

Re: McAfee Drive Encryption 7.1 - Turning Off PreBoot Option

If you mean turn off pre boot authentication by storing the key on the drive (thus negating the point of encrypting) thats an option in the policy within epo. Searching for autoboot in your docs should find the right section.

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odedb
Level 9

Re: McAfee Drive Encryption 7.1 - Turning Off PreBoot Option

There's also an option to turn pre boot authentication off, by leveraging TPM which doesn't reduce the security level (like the standard "autoboot" option).
It will require the device to have TPM 2.0 (if MDE 7.1.0 is used) or TPM 1.2 (if MDE 7.1.1 is used).

Note that it doesn't turn off pre boot completely, but as long as the system integrity (per TPM) remains as is, you won't be prompted for a pre-boot password.

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