PGP - Windows Installation and Configuration

Last Updated: 04/29/2014

Overview

This document shows install and configure PGP on Windows.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • WINDOWS

Before You Begin

  1. In order to install PGP desktop you must log in with a "local admin account".
  2. Your AD password (which PGP uses) is the same as your IdentiKey.
  3. Encryption can take a long time depending on your disk size, from several minutes to several hours. Make sure your computer will have adequate time to perform this task uninterrupted.
  4. Download PGP software:

Step 1

Double-click on the PGP installation icon.

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Step 2

Click on the button next to I accept the license agreement, and click on the Next button.

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Step 3

Click on the Next button.

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Step 4

You may encounter a User Account Control box asking you to Allow or Cancel the program installation. Click on the Allow button.

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Step 5

PGP Desktop Setup will begin to copy files.

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Step 6

During the setup process you will be prompted to restart your computer. Click on the Yes button to do so.

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Step 7

Upon restart, you will be prompted with a PGP Enrollment box. Enter your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password. Then click on the OK button.

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Step 8

Once your account has been enrolled with the PGP Universal Server, you will continue to customize the setup of PGP Desktop on your computer. Select your User Type, and click on the Next button.

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Step 9

The Setup Assistant will skip over Key Generation and demonstrate how to access PGP Desktop in the system tray. Click on the Finish button.

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Step 10

Locate the PGP lock icon in your system tray (typically the lower-right corner of the screen).

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Step 11

Right-click on the lock icon and select, Open PGP Desktop, as shown below.

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Step 12

In the window that opens, select Encrypt Whole Disk or Partition.

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Step 13

Next, it's time to configure User Access. Click on the New Passphrase User... button.

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Step 14

In the window that opens, select Use Windows Password and click on the Next button. This is convenient and secure option. When you change your logon password, your PGP Desktop password will be automatically updated to reflect that change.

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Step 15

In the next screen, select Proceed with passphrase authentication only, and click on the Next button.

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Step 16

On the Windows Account Logon screen, enter the username and password that you use to logon to your computer. AD customers, see step 17.

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Step 17

If you logon to your computer with your Active Directory (AD) password, be sure to enter ad into the Domain: text field.

If your department uses a different domain, enter it into the Domain: text field.

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Step 18

Click on the Next button.

Step 19

You should be greeted with a New User Created message. Click on the Finish button.

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Step 20

You will see your username listed in the User Access section.

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