You need to install WinTech (or eeTech - you did not tell us which version of the product you are using) on the 2nd laptop, and of course, it can't be encrypted itself, then you'll be able to slave a drive from another machine.
alternativly you could slave the drive and boot with a WinTech/eeTech enabled WinPE image if your 2nd machine also has an encrypted drive - you won't be able to access both at the same time of course though (only one key at a time!)
How do you go about installing WinTech/eeTech on a full install of Windows? I'm attempting to create an all in one recovery/troubleshooting disk using Windows 8 to Go and this is the biggest stumbling block. We are using EEPC 7. WinTech is only older versions correct?
Yes - WinTech is only for EEPC5
There's no formal support for what you're doing, but if it was me, I'd just install the endpoint software (but not activate it), then copy the WinTech etc files over.
you could do it manually just by following the same instructions as the WinPE installer - just use the real registry, not the loaded hive from WinPE.
So let me see if I have this process right:
Install EEPC Agent and Software via EPO but do not let it activate (When prompted to reboot, delete the EpePcCp.ini file from the EEPC Program Folder)
This takes care of the driver and registry files.
Then, in the programs folder, recreate the file structure for the appropriate architecture (eetech for 32 bit, eetech64 for 64 bit)
After that, launching the program should allow appropriate authentication and authorization?
Reading through the docs though, they are pretty comprehensive - why don't you just apply the steps to create a WinPE version to your OS?
All the changes you need to make are documented...
Okay, if I follow the directions exactly, everything seems to work until I attempt to Authenticate. I recieve a small error box that says
Unknown or unsupported function.
Is EETech supported on a PE based on Windows 8? Or only 7 and below?
EETech is supported on WinPE, I thought from the above though you were trying to get it working on Win8ToGo ?
It doesnt matter what the host OS on the drive is - you are booting from some other media.
That's correct that I'm trying this on the Windows 8 to go, however you've said that this method isn't officially supported, so I'm making sure it is supported on the most recent Windows PE (based on Windows 8). If it doesn't work on the current PE, I'd figure it wouldn't work on To Go either.
What about the error in question however?
yes, it's supported on WinPE - We've done no testing on Win8 To Go though, so I can't really give you any help re the error. I am guessing some driver or dll is missing. You might want to validate you have everything in place, especially the filter drivers, and also the folder structure is correct (no typos etc).