Release Notes for Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk 7.0.6

Article:TECH134795  |  Created: 2010-01-09  |  Updated: 2010-08-14  |  Article URL
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What’s New
SEE Full Disk now includes full support for pre-boot authentication and policy updates through GPO or native policy on Windows 7 endpoints (32-bit and 64-bit).

SEE Full Disk and SEE Removable Storage now support server and client upgrades from comparable GuardianEdge products. SEE Full Disk supports in-place client upgrades (even if the drive is encrypted) from GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption, Encryption Anywhere Hard Disk, and Encryption Plus Hard Disk. SEE Removable Storage supports in-place client upgrades from GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption and Encryption Anywhere Removable Storage. See the Installation Guide for details.

Installation Notes
SEE Framework 7.0.6 is only compatible with SEE Full Disk 7.0.6 and SEE Removable Storage 7.0.6. If you are running SEE Removable Storage and plan to upgrade to SEE Full Disk 7.0.6, you must upgrade to SEE Removable Storage 7.0.6 also.

Resolved Issues

Number Description
MA21548 Issues preventing the full support of the Acer TravelMate 6593 have been remediated.
Issues preventing the full support of the following Dell models have been remediated: Latitude E4300, Latitude XT, Latitude XT2, Precision M4400, Precision M6400, and Precision M6500.
MA21560 Issues preventing the full support of the Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P2530 have been remediated.
Issues preventing the full support of the following Panasonic models have been remediated:
MA22138 Users no longer lose access to Philips DVD/CD-ROM drives following the installation of SEE Full Disk on Dell Precision 490 Workstations.
Vista computers no longer fail to boot if a PCMCIA reader is inserted.
MA20868 The full range of USB ports and devices on the Dell D531 and D631 docking stations can now be utilized in Pre-Windows.
MA20217 The DVD drive of the Dell Optiplex 170L no longer becomes unrecognizable as of the first reboot following the installation of GuardianEdge Hard Disk.
MA21240 The One-Time Password Program Manager Console snap-in can now be installed on a drive other than C.
MA20749 The full list of supported token readers can now be used for Pre-Windows authentication on the HP Compaq 6535b—except GemPC Express.
MA21360 The 32-bit Manager Console MSI (Symantec Endpoint Encryption Framework.msi) can no longer be installed on a 64-bit operating system.
MA22000 The User Client Console no longer crashes after a token user without Single Sign-On enabled attempts to change their password.
The Client Administrator Guide now includes a method for achieving safe mode on laptops.
The Installation Guide has been enhanced to include an upgrade procedure for multiple SEE Management Servers.

Known Issues
Dell E Series
On March 30, 2010, Dell released updates to the E series laptops that included significant changes in the computer BIOS and memory map. The updated models contain the trailing digits ‘10’ in the model name, for example, Dell E6410. The BIOS for these models has been patched twice since their initial availability two months ago. Symantec is working with Dell to enable support in SEE Full Disk for these computer models.

There are known issues with SEE Full Disk on various configurations of the following Dell computer models:

  • Dell E4310
  • Dell E6410
  • Dell E6510
  • Dell E5410
  • Dell E5510

Third Party Compatibility—Hardware

Number Hardware Description Workaround
MA22145 Fujitsu LifeBook
T900 Tablet PC
These models may fail to boot up
following installation of SEE Full Disk.
Do not install SEE Full Disk on these models.
MA22182 HP z800
These models may fail to boot up
following installation of SEE Full Disk.
Do not install SEE Full Disk on these models.
MA21952 Dell Studio 1440 and XPS 1320 If Windows 7 is installed, the computer will fail to boot into Windows following the installation of SEE Full Disk. Do not deploy SEE Full Disk to these machines if Windows 7 is installed.
HP Compaq
dc5700 and dc5100
If multiple USB devices are inserted at boot time, the computer will fail to boot into Windows. Remove USB devices and try again.
MA21516 HP Compaq 6535b The GemPC Express reader cannot be
used for Pre-Windows authentication.
MA22200 Dell Precision
Devices connected through USB or PCI Express will not be recognized in Pre-Windows. Users should open laptop and use internal keyboard, mouse pad to complete pre-Windows
MA21327 Panasonic
Toughbook CF-U1
Users will be unable to use USB devices such as keyboards and mice inserted into the docking stations of these computers during pre-Windows authentication. Users should open laptop and use internal keyboard, mouse pad to complete pre-Windows authentication.
Acer Aspire 5515 Tokens cannot be used for Pre-Windows authentication.
MA21514 Dell Latitude D631 and D531 Following the removal of the CD/DVD drive, the computer will fail to boot into Windows. Uninstall SEE Full Disk before removing the CD/DVD drive.
MA20752 SanDisk 4GB
Cruzer Micro USB
Flash Drive and HP Compaq dc7700
A SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Micro USB
Flash Drive inserted at startup will cause HP Compaq dc7700 computers to hang after Pre-Windows authentication.
Remove SanDisk devices before powering on.
MA19704 SanDisk Cruzer
Micro 512 MB
USB 2.0 Flash
Drive (SDCZ4-
If the SanDisk Cruzer Micro 512 MB
USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ4-512-A10) device is inserted at startup, users may experience slow boot times.
Remove SanDisk devices before powering on.

Third Party Compatibility—Software

Number Hardware Description Workaround
Roxio 6.2 The Framework client package will fail to install due to a missing drive letter in the primary partition. Ensure that the following Registry key has the value PartMgr:
MA15919 Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 Following the installation of SEE Full Disk on the Client Computer, a Network Threat Protection message may be displayed, alerting the end user to a change in the EAFRCliADSI application. Open Symantec Endpoint
Protection and click Options in the Network Threat Protection area. Select Configure Firewall Rules from the pop-up menu. Highlight Block IPv6 over IPv4 and click Edit. Select the Allow this traffic option button on the General tab. Open the Ports and Protocols tab. Select All IP Protocols from the
Protocol drop-down list box.
MA12457 RSA SecurID® 800 If a second certificate is added to the
token and the first certificate is deleted, the user will be unable to register with the token.
Remove all certificates from the token and add the certificate again


Number Description Workaround
MA22161 If a custom destination folder was chosen during the installation of GuardianEdge Management Server 9.2.2, 9.2.1, or 9.2.0, the default path shown in the Destination Folder page during the upgrade to 7.0.6 will be missing the final subdirectory. For example, if you chose C:\GuardianEdge\Management Server\ for your original installation files, C:\GuardianEdge will be the default. Click Change and navigate to the desired destination of the SEE Management Server files.
MA20747 If a local instance is selected during the installation of the SEE Management Server, the SEE Management Server uninstallation will fail with the message, “Could not connect to Microsoft SQL Server.” Locate the GEServerConfig.xml file on the SEE Management Server machine. Find (local). Replace with the computer name of the SEE Management Server machine. Save and close the file. Try the uninstall again.
MA15465 If power is lost during an upgrade or migration of the client machine, a blue screen may occur and the machine may loop continuously in an effort to boot into Windows. Run Recover /d. If Recover /d fails, try Recover /b. If the Recover Program completes successfully, back up important files, then uninstall Encryption Plus Hard Disk or reinstall SEE Full Disk. If this fails, you will
need to reinstall Windows or reimage the machine.
MA12748 If password authentication is selected during the installation of SEE Framework Manager console, but token authentication is specified by policy, users will be unable to register.
MA16499 Following the successful application of an SEE migration package to an Encryption Plus Hard Disk 7.0.23, 7.1.0, or 7.1.1 workstation, users will need to log on to Encryption Plus Hard Disk one last time.

Drive Size/Fragmentation

Number Description Workaround
MA21057 The following error message is displayed on the first reboot after installation, “EPHD BIOS Translation Driver: heap allocation error.” One or more drives are severely fragmented. Decrypt all drives. Uninstall SEE Full Disk. Defragment the drive(s). Reinstall SEE Full Disk.

Windows Power Management

Number Description Workaround
MA21816 Autologon may not succeed on Windows 7 endpoints following hibernation of the endpoint—if the Suspend autologon if machine is powered down for more than 10 minutes check box is selected. To achieve successful Autologon on Windows 7 endpoints, ensure that only complete shut downs or restarts are performed for the duration of the Autologon GPO policy—if the Suspend autologon if machine is powered down for more than 10 minutes check box is selected.
MA18851 Following the installation of SEE Full Disk, Vista computers missing the Sleep power option will go into hibernation on a schedule that does not correspond to the Windows power plan. Apply all of the latest Vista

Safe Mode Reboot Option

Number Description Workaround
MA21491 The Safe Mode reboot option may fail to allow
administrators to access safe mode on certain machines, such as the HP Compaq dc5800.
Reboot. Provide Client Administrator credentials and select the Safe Mode Reboot check box. Click OK. Click
Restart Computer. Watch screen closely. As soon as “Starting SEE Full Disk…” displays, press F8. Select Safe Mode. Press F8. Select Safe Mode again.

Recover Program

Number Description Workaround
MA21502 Additional hard disks on Windows 7 computers will be listed erroneously within the Partitions Not Managed by SEE area of the User/Administrator Client Console following a successful Recover /D or /B operation. Reboot.

Manager Console

Number Description Workaround
MA21307 If an XPS print job is cancelled, the following error may be displayed, “The data area passed to a system call is too small.”
MA20559 After clicking a column heading to sort by the column, the sort arrow will be displayed to the left of the column heading if the operating system is Vista or Server 2008.
MA16623 Deploying an Active Directory policy that contains a change to the Client Administrator settings from a 6.1.0 or later Manager to 6.0.0 or
earlier clients will result in a failure of the new Client Administrator policy to be applied, a deletion of all existing Client Administrator policies, and a return to the Client Administrators specified in the original installation settings.
When deploying an Active Directory policy from a 6.0.0 or earlier Manager, add the following WMI filter: Select * FROM Win32_Product WHERE (name="Symantec Endpoint Encryption Framework Client") AND (version <= "6.0.0")
When deploying an Active Directory policy from a 6.1.0 or later Manager, add the following WMI filter: Select * FROM Win32_Product WHERE name = “Symantec Endpoint Encryption Framework Client” ANDversion > "6.1.0"

Client Keyboards

Number Description Workaround
MA19021 Users may be unable to combine the ^ (Circumflex), ¨ (Diaeresis), ` (Grave) and ´ (Acute) dead keys with l (0131), I (0049), Shift+i (0069) or Shift+I (0130) from the Turkish Q keyboard.
MA19019 The Turkish Q character İ; (0130) may display as I in pre-Windows.
MA16958 Users will be unable to enter the following characters from Canadian French keyboards in Pre-Windows: á ç
MA18893 The CAPSLOCK key will behave like the SHIFTLOCK key for nonalphabet characters in Pre-Windows for the Belgian (Period), French, and German keyboards.
MA19067 The character ł (0142) displays as Ł (0141) in pre-Windows when the Hungarian keyboard is used.
MA19335 CTRL+ALT combinations do not produce the expected special characters in Pre-Windows

Single Sign-On

Number Description Workaround
If a user presses CRTL+ALT+DEL in Windows Vista, clicks Change Password, provides the incorrect old password causing an error or is prevented from changing their password due to Windows policies, and then cancels out, that user will be unregistered from SEE. Visit
Obtain and apply the hotfix.

Pre-Windows Authentication

Number Description Workaround
MA18231 Users will not be able to utilize the Keyboard Layout window if Help is open. Close the Help window and try again.

Section 508

Number Description Workaround
MA16937 JAWS does not always announce all of the information displayed within the Registration wizard and User Client consoles. Users should follow these steps:
1. Press INSERT+F9.
2. Select the frame that is of interest from the
resultant Frames List dialog.
3. Click OK.
4. Press P.
If this doesn’t work, restart JAWS and
try the steps again.


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