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How to configure the portable HDD/USB Drive to allow access only in Seqrite Endpoint Security Environment

01-03-2022 10:22:22

Type: External.

The device configuration tool helps to configure the removable storage devices, so that the devices can be accessed only in the Seqrite EPS environment.

Applicable Version: EPS 7.6 and below.

Note: Before adding a device to the Device Control tool (dcconfig tool), clean the disk.

To clean the disk, follow these steps:

1. Connect the device.
2. On the command prompt, type the following commands one by one:

list disk

Select disk <#>


convert mbr

3. After clean up, create partition on the disk.


list volume

select volume <#>

create partition primary

format fs=NTFS

Now the disk is ready to be added.

Configuration Steps:
To add the device where EPS client is installed/ not installed, follow these steps:

1. Log on to the Web console.
2. Connect the clean device.
3. Go to Admin Settings > Server > Manage Devices.

4. Select Add Devices > USB Devices. The Add Device dialog appears.
5. Click the link “click here” to download the DEVCTRL.7Z.

Alternatively, this tool is also available at the location given below on the EPS server.
Path of Device Control Tool: \Admin\dcconfig.exe

6. Extract the package and run dcconfig.exe
7. To authorize the device, please do the following.
If you are using the system where the EPS client is installed, the available encryption options are:
• No encryption
• Partial encryption
• Full encryption
If you are using the system where the EPS client is not installed, the encryption is not available.
To apply the encryption, refer the following table:

8. Provide the “Device Name” and select the appropriate option by referring the table.
(Partial encryption or Full encryption should be selected to allow the device only in the Seqrite EPS environment)

Note: Partial encryption supports only NTFS. No encryption and full encryption supports all the file systems.

9. Click Save to File. A file dcinfo.dat is created.
10. Save the dcinfo.dat file in the devctrl folder.
11. Go to Admin Settings > Server > Manage Devices.
12. Select Add Devices > USB Devices. Add Device dialog appears.
13. Click Browse and upload file dcinfo.dat.

13. Click Apply.
The device is added to the device exceptions and appears in the list.

: If you set the device authorized permission to ‘No’, then that device cannot be added to the exceptions list.

Adding the exception to the policy.

1. To add the device to the exceptions list, go to Manage Policy > Select “Policy Name” > Client Settings > Advanced Device Control.
2. Click Exceptions tab.

3. Click Add.
The Managed Devices dialog box displays the list of authorized devices.
4. Toggle the Add to Exceptions button for that device.
5. Click OK.

6. Click ‘Yes’ on the Managed Devices confirmation dialog box. The device is now added in the list of exceptions.

You can delete the device, with help of the trash icon.

7. Set the access permissions as required.

8. Click Save Policy.

Now, the device which is added as an exception will be accessible on the group/groups where the policy is applied.

For more queries contact Seqrite technical support.