Considerations and Best Practices prior to the installation of Symantec Encryption Desktop 10:
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Security Best Practices for Symantec Drive Encryption 10
Best Practices for Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3 and above on UEFI Systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10
The following requirements apply only if you are encrypting your disk. If you are installing Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 MP13 or above for email or other Symantec Encryption Desktop functions, you can install on Windows 8/10 32-bit systems and boot using UEFI mode without having to meet these requirements. To encrypt systems booting in UEFI mode, the following additional requirements must be met:
Note: Symantec Drive Encryption is not compatible with other third-party software that could bypass the Symantec Drive Encryption protection on the Master Boot Record (MBR) and write to or modify the MBR. This includes such off-line defragmentation tools that bypass the Symantec Drive Encryption file system protection in the OS or system restore tools that replace the MBR.
For more information about requirements for UEFI systems, see article TECH203071, "Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1".
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Best Practices for Symantec Drive Encryption on Windows Servers
Symantec Drive Encryption is supported on all of the following Windows Server versions:
Note: Dynamic disks and software RAID are not supported on any Windows Operating System.
For additional system requirements and best practices information for use on Windows Servers, see article TECH149613 "Drive Encryption on Windows Servers".
For information on "Encryption Desktop for Windows - System Requirements", see KB TECH224415.
For information on "Downloading Symantec Encryption Desktop", see KB TECH195170.
For information on "How to Install Symantec Encryption Desktop (unmanaged/standalone)", see KB HOWTO85096.