Firstly could you please clarify what version of EEPC you are testing (6.1 or 6.0.x) ?
To completely remove the EEPC from your test machines you would need to do the following:
- Assign an Endpoint Encryption Product policy to the client that has 'Enable Policy' unchecked.
- Wait for the policy enforcement to complete on the client. Once this has finished, it will remove the Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA)
- Create a client task to remove the following:
- Endpoint Encryption for PC Software
- Endpoint Encryption Agent for Windows
- Then optionally remove the McAfee Agent.
Just decrypting the disk will not remove the Pre-Boot Authentication.
Hope this helps
The trick was creating/assigning a policy with the status as "not enabled". That was kind of... odd.
Then it all worked, I got the prompt to reboot and the loader was not there.
Seems... somehow... like that was more difficult to suss out than it should have been. Ah well. Thank you for your guidance!
The point to remember is that you can enable EEPC without encryption, which will just give you the PBA. This allows for testing of hardware without encrypting the disk..
Anyway glad that I could help.