About the Reboot Utility
The Reboot Utility provides administrators with the ability to bypass Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk
pre-boot authentication and restart a Client Computer remotely.
***The Reboot Utility is supported for use on Windows endpoints only; it will not function on a Mac endpoint.
SEEReboot.exe uses the following parameters:
SEEReboot.exe /n user name /d domain /p password
SEEReboot.exe -n user name -d domain -p password
The Reboot Utility accepts the credentials of either an SEE registered user or a Client Administrator.
The /d and -d parameters should be omitted when specifying the credentials of a Client Administrator with versions
of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk 6.1.0 and later. As of these releases, Client Administrator accounts have
been decoupled from Windows domains, and therefore the /d and -d parameters are not applicable.
With installations of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk 6.0.0, Client Administrator accounts are tied to
Windows domains, and therefore the /d and -d parameters are required when specifying the credentials of a Client Administrator.
The Reboot Utility will not accept a password containing special characters unless the password is
delimited by quote marks. The list of special characters:
< > ( ) + = ^ ~ and <space>
***For example, the user password pass+word should be delimited by quote marks as shown:
SEEReboot.exe -n esmith -d your-org.com -p “pass+word”
When the Reboot Utility is executed while an Autologon policy or MSI is in effect, the number of
pre-boot authentication bypasses that have occurred will be reset to zero.
For example, a single use Autologon policy is in effect and the value in the Boot up to __ times without
user authentication box of an Autologon policy/MSI is 5. Pre-Windows authentication has been
bypassed three times already at the time that the Reboot Utility is executed. Following the execution of the Reboot Utility, five authentication bypasses will be allowed.