1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 11:45 PM by mirrorless

    Allowing help tech technicians to troubleshoot encrypted machines

      Hi all.  I have a quick question.

       

      We are rolling out EEPC (v.6.2) to our userbase.  We have tiered helpdesk system.  IT Security is responsible for encrypting the machines and setting the policies.  For main Windows issues (Windows 7), etc, we have a helpdesk.

       

      My question is this:  What do I do when a user is having a Windows issue with their encrypted laptop and the helpdesk needs to log in and work on it?  Do they have to get the user's username/password to get them through the pre-boot (my users are set up for SSO so the pre-boot EEPC and the Active Directory network login are synced) and on to the machine?  And what if the user doesnt have enough rights to their machine to fix their issue?  Can a helpdesk person login with their own credentials and get in?  Is there a way for the user to enter the pre-boot stuff but then "break" the boot sequence so that the helpdesk tech can then log in as themselves into Windows?

       

      I know how to do the break to get Windows booted in safe mode, but that's it.

       

      I hope this makes sense.  I really need a answer-- sooner rather than later.

       

      Any and all help is appreciated.

       

      Thank you.

       

      ARZ