Windows XP and Windows 7 both have the functionality to automatically synchronize the Windows password with Symantec Drive Encryption's preboot authentication mechanism (BootGuard). When a Windows password is changed via CTRL+ALT+DEL, or when a user logs in to Windows, these actions will synchronize the Windows password with BootGuard for Single Sign-On (SSO) users.
With Windows XP, the Windows password can also be synchronized to BootGuard by locking the system, and unlocking the system. This functionality to lock and unlock does not work with Windows 7 due to Microsoft constraints.
This is a Feature Modification Request (FMR) to allow more options to synchronize the Windows password, in addition to CTRL+ALT+DEL or login operations for SSO users. FMRs are not a guarantee the feature will be included, but are currently being considered for future integration into the encryption products.
For additional information on password synchronization, please see the following articles:
NOTE: Password synchronization to BootGuard for Symantec Drive Encryption for Mac and Linux operating systems is not available. For more information on this functionality, please see the following article: