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Additional Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1 clients on Microsoft Windows systems using UEFI mode

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This article details the system requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1 clients on Microsoft Windows systems using UEFI mode.

Compatible Operating Systems

Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1 supports client installation on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems using UEFI mode:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, November 2015 update
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, November 2015 update
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise, November 2014 Update
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, November 2014 Update
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise, August 2014 Update
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, August 2014 Update
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Update 1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, Update 1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (all editions, including Service Pack 1)
     

Note: For a list of all client system requirements, see http://www.symantec.com/docs/INFO3170.

Additional requirements for installing the Drive Encryption feature on systems running in UEFI mode

  • The system must be certified for the 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows 10, 8.x or Microsoft Windows 7.

    Note: Drive Encryption is not supported on 32-bit systems running in UEFI mode.
     
  • The UEFI firmware must allow other programs or UEFI applications to run while the system is booting.
  • The boot drive must be partitioned in GPT with only one EFI system partition on the same physical disk.
  • The boot drive must not be configured with RAID or Logical Volume Managers (LVM).
  • Tablets and any systems without a wired or OEM-supplied attachable keyboard are not supported. The external Type or Touch keyboard is required for pre-boot authentication on the tablet. The keyboard can be detached once the user has been authenticated.
     

For information about the firmware and boot drive, contact your system administrator or hardware manufacturer.