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How to Set Up Dell™ ControlPoint Security Manager - KB Article - 350336




Article Summary: How to Set Up Dell™ ControlPoint Security Manager

Article Summary:This article provides a walkthrough for setting up the security features provided by the Dell ControlPoint Security Manager for:
  • Precision Mobile Workstations M2400, M4400, and M6400
  • Latitude™ E-series laptops



Prerequisites for Configuring Dell ControlPoint Security Manager

Before attempting to configure your computer to use Dell ControlPoint Security Manager:

  • Create a password for your Windows user account. A password is required for the biometric login and other security features to work.

  • Ensure that Dell ControlPoint Security Manager is installed. If you are downloading the security manager from support.dell.com, be sure to download the files for both the drivers and the application.



Enable the Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

  1. Restart the computer, and then tap <F2> when the Dell logo appears to enter System Setup (BIOS).

  2. Click the + (plus) sign next to Security, and then click TPM Security.

  3. Click to check the checkbox next to TPM Security on the right half of the screen.

  4. A message box appears stating that the changes will not take effect until the computer is powered down. Click Yes.

  5. Click Exit. The computer restarts.

  6. After the computer has started Windows, shut down the computer. The computer must be powered completely off to enable the TPM.



Activate the Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

  1. Restart the computer, and then tap <F2> when the Dell logo appears to enter System Setup (BIOS).

  2. Click the + (plus) sign next to Security, and then click TPM Security.

  3. Click to select the radio button for Activate.

  4. Click Exit. The computer restarts.

  5. After the computer has started Windows, shut down the computer. The computer must be powered completely off to complete the TPM activation.

  6. Restart the computer and allow it to start the operating system. The TPM is now enabled and activated.



Run the Security Setup Wizard

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Dell ControlPoint, point to Security Manager, point to Advanced, and then click Security Setup Wizard.

  2. Note:
    If Dell ControlPoint Security Manager has not been previously configured, the Security Setup Wizard will automatically start after login when the TPM is activated.

  3. When the Embassy Security Setup Wizard starts, click Next.

  4. Create and enter an Owner Password (minimum 8 characters) in both boxes, and then click Next.

  5. Click to check the Enable Secure Windows Login and enroll fingerprints checkbox, and then click Next.

  6. When the Enrollment Wizard window opens, click Next.

  7. The Dell Preboot Authentication Enrollment window appears.

    Note:
    Preboot Authentication will set a BIOS System password. Authentication will then be required before the computer will enter System Setup (BIOS) or start the operating system. This feature should only be used if a BIOS System password is required by your security policies.

    • To continue without setting up Preboot Authentication, ensure the password fields are blank, and then click Skip.
    • To set up Preboot Authentication, create and enter a password, and then click Next.

  8. When prompted, enter the Windows password for your user account and click Next.

  9. Click a finger and follow the instructions to enroll the fingerprint. When complete, it is recommended to click Enroll another finger... and enroll a second finger print.

  10. Create and enter a Master password (minimum 6 characters) in both boxes, and then click Next. This password will be required for unlocking features such as the Private Information Manager or Password Vault.

  11. The Initialize Optional Applications window appears, allowing you to set up additional features of Embassy Security Center. The following features allow using the TPM for data encryption and are not required to allow smart card or fingerprint login:

    • Document Manager: Provides strong file and folder encryption with a protected virtual drive integrated with Windows Explorer and file menu operations.

    • Private Information Manager: Provides password protection and automation by password management for applications, Web, and TPM-based passwords including simplified login.

    • Archive: Allows you to backup and restore your TPM security keys for the computer. This step is recommended, as the TPM security keys must be restored after a system board replacementto allow access to encrypted data. After creating the archive, it should be copied to a disk and stored in a safe place.

    When finished, click Next, and then click Finish.



 
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Identifikátor článku: SLN57464

Dátum poslednej zmeny: 05/28/2009 12:00 AM


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