KACE Product Support Question
Patching/Rebooting Laptops with Pre-Boot Authentication/Encryption?
I was wondering if anyone had any good solutions for automating software patching of PCs with disk encryption and pre-boot authentification, since rebooting means someone has to be at the PC to enter in a password each time the PC boots up.
For our in-office desktops we have an overnight schedule which patches and reboots PCs as needed.
All our laptops have Truecrypt disk encryption with pre-boot authentification, so if KACE had to reboot the PC any number of times, the laptop would get stuck at the Truecrypt pre-boot password screen. We would tell our users to dock their laptops overnight every once in a while, but patching would still get stuck at pre-boot for an encryption password.
I was wondering if anyone has found any other encryption software that is patch/reboot friendly, or if there's a way to keep Truecrypt with pre-boot auth and automate the patching/reboot process.
Community Chosen Answer
use the command line