Using the Command Line Helper

The Command Line Helper is used to create encrypted values that can then be used to secure credentials when you are scripting an install for automated deployment or using DAAutoLogin. The Command Line Helper tool is located in the Tools folder.

Note:

The Command Line Helper can only run on systems with Trend Micro Full Disk Encryption or PolicyServer installed.

The Command Line Helper tool accepts a single string as an argument and returns an encrypted value for in the installation script. The leading and trailing “=” signs are included as part of the complete encrypted string and must be included on the command line. If the value is encrypted and does not return a leading = sign, then an equal sign must be added to the script.

The following shows the fields that may use encrypted values, and the arguments used to receive encrypted values.

Field

Arguments

Full Disk Encryption Unencrypted

Full Disk Encryption Encrypted

File Encryption

Enterprise

ENTERPRISE

eENTERPRISE

PSENTERPRISE

PolicyServer

HOST

eHOST

PSHOST

User name

USERNAME

eUSERNAME

FAUSER

Password

PASSWORD

ePASSWORD

FAPASSWORD

Using the Command Line Helper

Command Line Helper enables encrypted values to pass via the installation script to the Full Disk Encryption preboot and installer. You can manually use Command Line Helper to generate encrypted values of strings for installation scripts or patch management.

  1. Download the Command Line Helper tool and locate the tool in your Endpoint Encryption download folder.

    The Command Line Helper tool is part of the PolicyServer installation package. Go to Trend Micro Download Center, select the Endpoint Encryption, and download the PolicyServer package.

    http://downloadcenter.trendmicro.com/

    The Command Line Helper tool is located in the following directory:

    <download_directory>\TMEE_PolicyServer\Tools\Command Line Helper

  2. Open a command prompt.
  3. Change the directory to the directory of the Command Line Helper tool.

    Example:

    cd C:\TMEE_PolicyServer\Tools\Command Line Helper

  4. Type CommandLineHelper.exe followed by the string that you want to encrypt, and press ENTER.

    Example:

    CommandLineHelper.exe examplepassword

    Tip:

    It may be easier to copy the generated value directly from a text file.

    In that case, the above example would be modified as follows:

    CommandLineHelper.exe examplepassword > file.txt

    The Command Line Helper produces an encrypted string.