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Need assistance with an analysis report that I'm writing in Tivoli

Created: 06 Sep 2012 | 5 comments

Hello, I'm trying to find a way to identify that a hard drive has been encrypted via a file or reg entry. I'm writing a report in Tivoli/Bigfix where it will return a True or False result when it locates a file or registry entry showing that the drive has been fully encrypted. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks

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Tom Mc's picture

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Alex_CST's picture

I'm not fully aware of the abilities of Tivoli, but using the command line tool you can get the status of a disk like so:

pgpwde --status --disk 0 > C:\pgpwdestatus.txt

Thatll give you a text file, maybe Tivoli can inspect that text file for a specific string? If the Highwater mark and the sector count are the same, the entire disk is encrypted.

You could also use the >> C:\allpgpwdestatus.txt command to have a central text file so its all in one place, but I'm not sure how you'd determine the difference between one computer and another, maybe doing it like > \\networkshare\%computername%.txt would be the best way

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Mark7777's picture

Thanks for you reply Weevil. My drives don't seem to have either of those text files on them...maybe a different version? I use 10.2. Thanks again!

Alex_CST's picture

no  they are just example files, you can call it anything

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Mark7777's picture

Awh yes, I haven't used the tool much (as you can tell). I'll give that a try. Thanks!