Manually Update a Windows Stand Alone Client to be managed by a PGP Universal Server

Article:TECH149792  |  Created: 2010-04-26  |  Updated: 2012-04-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149792
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Technical Solution


Issue




This article details how to manually configure a stand alone PGP Desktop for Windows client to be managed by a PGP Universal Server.


Solution




PGP Universal Server allows you to configure client settings and policies for managed PGP Desktop clients. This includes license settings, feature settings, feature control, and component control.

Manually Configuring a PGP Desktop for Windows to connect to a PGP Universal Server

Follow the instructions below to have PGP Universal Server manage a PGP Desktop client.

Be sure to backup your Windows Registry before you perform the following steps.

Warning: Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer. For more information on backing up the registry see the following article on the Microsoft support site:

How to back up and restore the registry

 

 

  1. Stop the PGP Services by right-clicking the PGP Tray icon and select Exit PGP Services.
  2. Browse to the PGP Corporation folder:

    Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%user name%\Application Data\PGP Corporation

    Windows Vista & Windows 7: C:\Users\%user name%\AppData\Roaming\PGP Corporation
  3. In the PGP Corporation folder, delete the PGP folder.
  4. Update the PGPSTAMP entry in the Windows Registry for your operating system.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start>Run.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Browse to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PGP Corporation\PGP folder.
  4. In the PGP folder, right-click the PGPSTAMP entry in the right pane and select Modify.
  5. Edit the value data to use your PGP Universal Server name and mail server name using the following format (ovid=[PGP Universal Server name]&mail=[mail server name]&admin=1).

    Example:

    ovid=keys.example.com&mail=notesmail.example.com&admin=1
  6. Close the Registry Editor.

Windows Vista & Windows 7 (32-bit)

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type regedit in the Start Search field, and then click the regedit result in the Programs list.
  3. Browse to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PGP Corporation\PGP folder.
  4. In the PGP folder, right-click the PGPSTAMP entry in the right pane and select Modify.
  5. Edit the value data to use your PGP Universal Server name and mail server name using the following format (ovid=[PGP Universal Server name]&mail=[mail server name]&admin=1).

    Example:

    ovid=keys.example.com&mail=notesmail.example.com&admin=1
  6. Close the Registry Editor.

Windows Vista & Windows 7 (64-bit)

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type regedit in the Start Search field, and then click the regedit result in the Programs list.
  3. Browse to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PGP Corporation\PGP folder.
  4. In the PGP folder, right-click the PGPSTAMP entry in the right pane and select Modify.
  5. Edit the value data to use your PGP Universal Server name and mail server name using the following format (ovid=[PGP Universal Server name]&mail=[mail server name]&admin=1).

    Example:

    ovid=keys.example.com&mail=notesmail.example.com&admin=1
  6. Close the Registry Editor.

Restart the PGP Services by clicking Start > All Programs >Startup > PGPtray.

Enter your username and password to begin enrollment with the PGP Universal Server.




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