The time has come to update our ePO from 4.6.7 to the latest and greatest. I am using this as an opportunity to update both the server OS and the separate database to the latest version I can (the old ePO server is running on Server 2003). This is a pretty straight forward proposition and I now have ePO 5.1 system up and running and am able to migrate systems between the old 4.6.7 environment and the new 5.1 environment. However, there is one major issue - encryption. We run Endpoint Encryption on around 300 laptops and the encryption keys do not migrate to the new environment. Once a laptop has been moved to ePO 5.1 I can no longer authenticate during the pre-boot. Help!
KB79283 does clearly say:
However it doesn't supply a work-around (luckily I saw this before attempting to move any systems. I verified the statement is true by migrating a test laptop and sure enough I was locked out). I find it hard to believe that there isn't a way to accomplish this without completely decrypting all of our laptops. Can anyone provide any guidance?