1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 17, 2009 10:29 PM by mrgui

    Endpoint Encryption and MS Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

      Has anyone tried this? Are there any concerns if the harddrive is encrypted before uploading to the WDS server?
        • 1. RE: Endpoint Encryption and MS Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
          Unless I'm missing something here, if you build an image of an encrypted disk/partition... it will create a duplicate of each sector. The partitions would likely need to match size and would effectively be encrypted with the same key, which will create a key/object ID sharing conflict. It has probably been noted several times on the forum, but build your images from an unregistered SB/MEEPC install (or no SB/MEEPC at all).

          I would also avoid creating machine images that are born with a particular version installed, as it can make upgrades harder. Do you have a software deployment solution you can utilize to force the install of this software after the OS is loaded?