Synchronize the Drive Encryption password with the Windows password

Use this task to synchronize the Drive Encryption password with the Windows password. This synchronizes the Windows password to the Drive Encryption password, so the user needs to authenticate on the Pre-Boot Authentication page with Windows password.


  1. Click MenuSystemsSystem Tree, then select a group from the System Tree.
  2. Select a System, then click ActionsAgentModify Policies on a Single System to open the Policy Assignment page.
  3. From the Product drop-down list, select Drive Encryption 7.2. The policy categories under Drive Encryption displays the system's assigned policy.
  4. Select the Product Settings policy category, then click Edit Assignments to open the Product Settings page.
  5. If the policy is inherited, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below next to Inherit from.
  6. From the Assigned Policy drop-down list, select the policy, then click Edit Policy to open the Policy Settings page.
    From this page, you can edit the selected policy, or create a new policy.
  7. On the Log On tab, click Enable SSO, then select Synchronize Drive Encryption password with Windows under Windows pane.
  8. Click Save on the Policy Settings page, then click Save on the Product Settings page.
    Note: Make sure that the Windows password adheres to the Drive Encryption password restriction policy. Otherwise, the password synchronization does not run.
  9. Send an agent wake-up call.