Enable or disable temporary automatic booting

Drive Encryption allows you to turn on the Pre-Boot authentication screen with a client-side utility. This feature eliminates the need to modify the policy in McAfee ePO, and fully automates patching and other client management scenarios.


  1. In the Drive Encryption Admin Tools directory, extract EEAdminTools.zip, and locate the EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe file. Distribute this file to your client systems.
  2. Log on to McAfee ePO and navigate to MenuPolicyPolicy Catalog, select Drive Encryption 7.2 from the Product drop-down menu, then select Product Settings from the Category drop-down list.
  3. Click the policy that you want to change.
  4. On the Log on tab, select Allow temporary automatic booting.
    Note: If this option is not selected, you can't use EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe on the client system.
  5. Send an agent wake-up call, so that the client systems receive this new policy. You can now use this feature on the client systems.
  6. Write a script or use a client management application to run EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe.

    There are four basic options available that must be run with administrator privileges on the client system.

    • Temporarily reboot for X number of reboots. Example syntax: EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe -- number-of-reboots 3.
    • Temporarily reboot for X number of minutes. Example syntax: EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe -- timeout-in-minutes 15.
    • To clear the temporary autoboot. Example syntax: EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe --clear.
    • For help. Example syntax: EpeTemporaryAutoboot.exe --help.