It’s been a long time since the series of posts I did on WinPE building, specifically with PGP support built in.
- grand stream dreams: Custom WinPE Building: Post-Script and PE 3.0
- grand stream dreams: Custom Win PE Boot Disk Building: Step Two – PGP Injection
The WinPE/PGP supported builds I’ve done still are humming along and a favorite resource for our technicians when they need to off-line boot a PGP encrypted system to recover data from the (corrupted system) drive before a reimage.
Recently PGP Desktop 10.x client began rolling out and I needed to work on a fresh WinPE/PGP build to support it.
Only when I started looking for the PGPpe zip files used to build them, all my bookmarks were dead. Seems PGP got snapped up by Symantec and killed a lot of great linkages in the KB migration process.
Took me a while to hunt them down, but here are working links to all the files and PDF guides you need to help you with your WinPE/PGP building work for both PGP Desktop 9.x and 10.x.
- Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - Windows PE & BartPE Tools for PGP Desktop 10
- Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - Windows Preinstallation Environment & BartPE Tools PGP Desktop 9.x
I also noted this post Trying to create a BartPE WDE CD | Symantec Connect Community where a user is experiencing failure using the files to build a 10.2 PGP supported WinPE disk. Feedback at the time (pretty recent) was that PGP has some SDK issues in the WinPE environment and it doesn’t work too well. Fix was pending.
I don’t (yet) need to support 10.2 PGP Desktop client version so hopefully the 10.1.x one I’m soon to build for won’t have any issues. I’ll let you know.
If WinPE/PGP building isn’t your thing, then you can also just download/burn the correct PGP “bootg.iso” file for your PGP Desktop client version. Burn the ISO and then boot/decrypt away…providing you have a good passphrase to use.
- Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - PGP Desktop 10.x for Windows Recovery Disk Images
- Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - PGP Whole Disk Encryption Recovery Disk Image(s) - PGP Desktop 9.8.x - 9.12.0