Authenticate a disk from the Command Line Using a WDRT

Article:TECH149487  |  Created: 2009-07-24  |  Updated: 2012-02-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149487
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue




This article describes how to authenticate a disk using a Whole Disk Recovery Token (WDRT) via the command line.

 


Solution




In PGP Universal-managed environments with the appropriate policy, Whole Disk Recovery Tokens (WDRTs) are created automatically when a disk, partition, or removable disk is whole disk encrypted. They are sent to the PGP Universal Server managing security for the disk or partition when they are created.

WDRTs can be used to access the disk or partition in case the passphrase or authentication token is lost. Once a WDRT is used, it cannot be used again. This article details the steps to authenticate a disk via the command line using a WDRT.

Windows XP

 

  1. Click Start>Run.
  2. Type cmd in the Open field and click OK.
  3. Change to the following directory C:\Program Files\PGP Corporation\PGP Desktop
  4. Type pgpwde --disk 0 --auth --passphrase <WDRT>
  5. Press Enter.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

 

  1. Click Start>Run.
  2. Type cmd in the Start Search field.
  3. Click cmd from the list of Programs.
  4. Change to the following directory C:\Program Files\PGP Corporation\PGP Desktop
  5. Type pgpwde --disk 0 --auth --passphrase <WDRT>
  6. Press Enter.


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