Dagent breaks EWF functionality on WES7

Article:TECH171884  |  Created: 2011-10-14  |  Updated: 2013-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH171884
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Technical Solution




Dagent does not function in Windows Embedded System 7, and/or causes the write filter to behave abnormally.


When the Dagent is installed the EFW shows in a “Yellow” state meaning the drive is ready for changes. This can be manually set to a “Green” state or a reboot will put it back to “Green”. This does not mean the drive is protected. Still able to write to the drive however even though able to write to the drive in a “Green” or “Yellow” state am not able to commit those changes even though it says they are being committed.


Deployment Solution 6.9 SP5 MR1 and previous versions


Installation of the Dagent from Deployment Solution SP5 MR1 or prior causes the EWF (Enhanced Write Filter) to not protect the volume of the Thin Client. It has been found that whether the install was done through the auto-upgrade or a manual install does not change the attributes of whether the EWF will work with the Dagent.


This issue has been resolved in Deployment Solution 6.9 SP5 MR3. See TECH201480 to download Deployment Solution 6.9 SP5 MR3.

Supplemental Materials


WES7 Thin Clients with Dagent "break" EWF so it appears to be enabled, but changes are not reverted on reboot.

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH171884

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