Manually modify a Windows Symantec Encryption Desktop stand alone client to enroll with Symantec Encryption Management Server

Article:TECH149792  |  Created: 2010-04-26  |  Updated: 2014-12-02  |  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 Symantec Encryption Desktop (formerly known as PGP Desktop) for Windows client to be managed by a Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly known as PGP Universal Server).


Solution




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

Manually Configuring a Symantec Encryption Desktop for Windows to connect to a Symantec Encryption Management Server

Follow the instructions below to have Symantec Encryption Management Server manage a Symantec Encryption Desktop client which was previously standalone.

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 Symantec Encryption Management Server name and mail server name using the following format (ovid=[Symantec Encryption Management 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 Symantec Encryption Management Server name and mail server name using the following format (ovid=[Symantec Encryption Management 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 Symantec Encryption Management Server name and mail server name using the following format (ovid=[Symantec Encryption Management 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 Symantec Encryption Management Server.

NOTE: The following articles can be reviewed for modifying the Symantec Encryption standalone clients to be managed for Linux and Mac Operating Systems:

TECH187507 - Convert a Symantec Encryption Desktop Standalone (unmanaged) client for Linux into a managed installation package.

TECH149851 - Manually Update a PGP Desktop 9.x for Mac OS X Stand Alone Client to be managed by a PGP Universal Server.

HOWTO77365 - How to: Convert a Symantec Encryption Desktop (formerly PGP Desktop) Standalone installation package for Mac into a Managed Installation package (10.0.x clients and above). 

 




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