Changing Endpoint Encryption BIOS Preboot Display and Keyboard Input Language
Last Updated May 07, 2019
Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) is used to encrypt the boot disk on a computer. The display and keyboard input language needs to be changed for the preboot authentication screen. The display language is the language seen on the user interface of the SEE client and the preboot screen. The keyboard language is the language of the keyboard being used. Setting the correct keyboard language enables SEE to correctly interpret keystrokes.
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When Symantec Endpoint Encryption is installed on a computer, it creates several folders on the local hard drive. In order to set the display and keyboard input language for the preboot environment, perform the following steps on the computer you want to change the language on:
Open command prompt
Run the following command: cd "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Endpoint Encryption Clients\Drive Encryption"
This command will put you in the folder with the eedadmincli.exe application we will use to change the display and keyboard input language
Note the language you want to change the display and keyboard input language to. These languages can be different.
The supported display languages are: English (en), French (fr), Spanish (es), Japanese (jp), and German (de)
The supported keyboard languages are ( found by running eedadmincli --help):
Run the following command, replacing fr with the two letter abbreviation (found above) of the language you would like to use: eedadmincli --set-language --disk 0 --display fr --keyboard fr --au adminUsername --ap adminPassword
disk 0 specifies that 0 is the disk number you would like to change the language on
To find the disk number of the encrypted drive, run: eedadmincli --statusand note the disk number that is instrumented
adminUsername is the username of the client administrator
adminPassword is the password of the client administrator account
Ensure the change was successful
More information about the options for the --set-languagecommand can be found by running eedadmincli --help
A subset of this information can be found below:
More information about the eedadmincli utility, can be found here
Keywords: Symantec Endpoint Encryption Keyboard Layout SEE Keyboard Language SEE Preboot Language SEE Display Language
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