Manage the default and customized themes

The default theme is downloaded to the client system when the DEAgent and Drive Encryption software package deployment task is sent to the client computers. You can add and manage a theme to be used as a background in the Pre-Boot Authentication page.

Before you begin

You must have administrator rights to perform this task.

The Drive Encryption Themes package is added automatically to the Master Repository after installing the extension in McAfee ePO.


  1. Click MenuConfigurationServer Settings.
  2. On the Setting Categories pane, click Drive Encryption, then click Manage Themes to open the Drive Encryption Theme page.
  3. Click ActionsAdd.
  4. Type a theme name in the Name field, then select Create a new theme based on an existing theme option.
  5. Select a theme from the Based on drop-down list.
  6. Browse to the Background Image, then click OK. This creates the new theme package in the C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\DB\Software\Current\EETHEME\DAT\0000 folder.
    Note: You can also browse and install a theme package using the Select Theme package to install option.
  7. Download the custom themes on the client using one of these methods:
    • Update Now option under MenuSystemsSystem Tree Actions Agent in ePolicy Orchestrator
    • Product Update task
    • Update Security from the client
    Note: All themes have a unique ID. When you run the update task, the theme IDs are verified against the existing theme IDs on the client, then the new theme is downloaded to the client if it has changed.

    The downloaded theme packages are stored in this folder on the client:

    C:\Program files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption Agent\Repository\Themes

  8. Change the theme in the Product Setting Policy, then send an agent wake-up call to apply the customized theme.