I'm getting ready to setup a goup of the Surface tablets/laptops. Has anyone encrypted a surface Pro using EEPC 6.1.3? If so, did you have any problems?
I don't think 6.1.3 supports Windows 8 or UEFI devices. You'll need to upgrade to EEPC 7 first.
I haven't done a Surface Pro device, however have done a Samsung Slate7 & Lenovo Helix, both running Windows8 Enterprise x64.
-This encrypted fine with EEPC7; however the pre-boot screen requires you to use the Stylus or USB device to enter credentials. The firmware on the device doesn't support the touch interface during bootup.
-This appears to encrypt fine, however after reboot the device doesn't get to the pre-boot screen. I've tried twice & had the same result. This is the first true UEFI device i've tried encrypting, so maybe i'm missing something obvious in my process. I need to log a McAfee Support ticket to try to get this sorted.
As others have said, the Surface Pro is a UEFI device, so you need to be using EEPC7 - but in this case, Mirosoft does not (yet) include the required UEFI pointer control drivers in their pre-boot environment, so users will not be able to login without an external keyboard etc.
Microsoft's latest firmware update combined with the 7.01 patch allows for touch on the surface pro during preboot....at least it has for the 6 pro's I'm using for testing in our environment. Now if only I could figure out a way to make the keyboard big enough to be usable by humans rather than ants....
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