You can use the Symantec provided upgrade scripts to upgrade your 32-bit and 64-bit client computers to the Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update without decrypting and re-encrypting your drives. The scripts support upgrades from the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
The scripts upgrade Windows to the Windows 10 Creators Update. The Creators Update is a full OS upgrade and not a patch release, so an in-place OS upgrade is performed.
Note: Symantec Encryption Desktop currently does not support the Fall Creators Update (version 1709).
This document includes command line scripts within compressed archives.
This article includes a limited number of upgrade scenarios. Administrators can customize the documented procedures to meet their organization's requirements. Symantec recommends testing the script prior to deployment to ensure that the script meets the needs of your business environment, including any installed third-party applications. Testing the script also confirms that all of your customizations and configuration changes work as expected.
The upgrade scripts are available for download in the following compressed archives:
Contains the scripts for upgrading from Windows 7 to the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Note: Use only on systems that have Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.4.1 MP1 or later installed.
Contains the scripts for upgrading from Windows 8, 8.1, or an earlier version of Windows 10 to the Creators Update.
Note: Use only on systems that have Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.4.0 MP1 or later installed.
Warning: Make sure that you back up your system before you attempt this process.
Note: The computer must restart several times during the upgrade. You must authenticate each time that the computer restarts. However, you can bypass the authentication if you enable a pre-boot bypass. Symantec recommends that you configure at least three pre-boot bypasses so that the upgrade proceeds without requiring authentication after every restart. If you do not utilize all of the pre-boot bypasses, make sure to disable any unused bypasses when the upgrade is completed.
You must use the
pgpwde --add-bypass command to allow multiple reboots without requiring pre-boot authentication during the upgrade.
To run the upgrade script:
WinRS2-upgrade-SED1041.cmd [Folder path to the Setup.exe file in the Windows 10 Installation Media]\
Symantec provides an additional script that you can run after completing the upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update if you face any of the issue that are described below.
The post-upgrade script automatically applies a workaround for the following issues:
To run the post-upgrade script:
Post-WinRS2-upgrade-SED1041-register.batfile to apply the workaround.
For information on upgrading Symantec Encryption Desktop client computers to Microsoft Windows 10 RS1 and RS3, see the Symantec Support Center article at https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO128174.html.