File Encryption Manual Deployment

The File Encryption installation process involves running an installer on the endpoint and following the step-by-step instructions.

  1. Verify that all of the agent installation prerequisites have been completed.

    See Agent Installation Prerequisites.

  2. Run FileEncryptionInst.exe

    The File Encryption Setup Wizard appears.

  3. Click Next.

    If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes.

    The File Encryption installer initiates and automatically installs the agent.

  4. When the installation completes, click Close.
  5. Click Yes to restart Windows.

    The endpoint restarts and File Encryption is installed. Two File Encryption icons display: one shortcut on the desktop and one tray icon. After the desktop loads, it may take a moment for the agent to initiate.

  6. From the File Encryption Login screen, set the following parameters.
    Option Description

    User name

    Specify the user name of an account with permission to add devices to the Enterprise.


    Specify the password for the user name.

    Server name

    Specify the PolicyServer IP address, host name, or FQDN and include the port number assigned to that configuration.


    Specify the Enterprise. Only one Enterprise is supported.

  7. Click OK to complete installation.
  8. Go to the system tray and click the icon to open the File Encryption agent.

    For information about understanding and managing the Endpoint Encryption agent, see the Endpoint Encryption Administrator's Guide.