Manage simple words

Use McAfee ePO to add and manage simple words that can't be used as passwords. The Drive Encryption simple words are added to the Master Repository when you select Regenerate Missing Simple Word package in Manage Simple Words that is available after the extension is installed on McAfee ePO.

Before you begin

You must have administrator rights to perform this task.


  1. Click MenuConfigurationServer Settings.
  2. Click Drive Encryption in the Setting Categories pane, then click Manage simple words.
  3. Click Group ActionsAdd group.
  4. Type the name of the group, then click OK to create the simple word group.
  5. Click ActionsAdd, then type the simple words that can't be used as passwords.
  6. Click Group ActionsRegenerate missing simple word package, then click Yes when prompted for confirmation. This creates the simple words package (.xml file) for the simple words group in the C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicyOrchestrator\DB\Software\Current\EESWORD\DAT\0000 folder.
  7. Download the simple word package on the client using one of these methods:
    • Update Now option under MenuSystemsSystem TreeActionsAgent in McAfee ePO
    • Product Update task
    • Update Security from the client
    Note: All simple word packages (.xml file) have a unique ID. When you run the update task, the package IDs are verified against the existing package IDs on the client, then the new package file is downloaded to the client if it has changed.

    The downloaded simple word packages are stored in these folders on the client system:

    • DE: Windows — C:\Program files\McAfee\Drive Encryption Agent\Repository\SimpleWords
  8. Enable the No simple words option under User Based policiesPassword Content Rules, select the required word group from the drop-down list, then send an agent wake-up call to apply the policy to the client.