Who is Using a Full Disk Encryption on WHS? RRS feed

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  • Hi there. I would like to know if anyone is successfully using a commercial or even open source full disk encryption in WHS at the server level. If so, have you tested recovery capabilities, and how to you safeguard your keys (like on a USB stick in the safe)?

    Thanks in advanced.


    Monday, May 9, 2011 4:05 PM


  • FYI. Found out that Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption is supported for WHS. See chat dialog with Symantec below:

     You are being routed to a Symantec Sales Representative.

    Hello, my name is Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn: Hello! I am a Symantec Representative who specializes in connecting customers with product specialists.  Please let me know which product or type of service you are inquiring about so that I may direct you.

    Me: Hi there. Does PGP Whole Disk Encryption work with Windows Home Server?

    Kaitlyn: Hello George! One moment please I will look into this for you.

    Kaitlyn: Currently it is listed as supporting :

    Kaitlyn:    Windows Server 2008 SP 1 and 2 (32- and 64-bit editions)

    Kaitlyn:    Windows Server 2008 R2 (32- and 64-bit editions)

    Kaitlyn:    Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 1 and 2)

    Kaitlyn:    Windows Server 2003 SP 2 (32- and 64-bit editions)

    Kaitlyn:    PGP WDE supports internal system RAID-1 and RAID-5

    Me: Windows Home Server is based on Windows Server 2003.

    Kaitlyn: Then yes, as long as it is listed here, it is supported.

    Me: Could you please escalate this in your sales to determine if Microsoft Windows Home Server is supported? If it is based on Windows 2003, it should be supported but I want to ensure that it will be if I have to call Technical Support.

    Kaitlyn: Ok sure! One moment please.

    Kaitlyn: Yes, I consulted with one of our SE's and this will work, and will be supported.

    Me: Thank you. One other question: do I purchase the regular or Workgroup version of PGP Whole Disk Encryption?

    Kaitlyn: How many licenses are you looking to purchaes?

    Me: Just one server at home.

    Kaitlyn: Then you will need just the standard PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The Workgroup version is a managed version for multiple licenses.

    Me: Okidoki. Thank you for your help. I will order one tonight.


    • Marked as answer by treet007 Friday, June 3, 2011 2:58 AM
    Monday, May 9, 2011 6:58 PM