Solved

Preventing ISO mount in Win2008 Servers

Posted on 2012-03-20
6
662 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-12
I noticed a lots of orphan drive letters attahed in Windows explorer.  They are not in Drive Manager though.  So I figured users mounting them with TrueCrypt.
First question - does it really required to mount a drive when encrypting/decrypting with TrueCrypt?
And, how to prevent this?  Group Policy or within the TrueCrypt app?
Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:Tiras25
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 79

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 37749552
does it really required to mount a drive when encrypting/decrypting with TrueCrypt?

Yes as the operating system cannot access the 'drive' but must be forced to use the truecrypt driver.

These are usually mounted on the fly like when one plugs in a USB flash drive.

 poweriso, magiciso, etc will create 'virtual cdrom drives' that the user can then use to mount iso images.
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 37749738
I understand ISO images. BUt for just for decrypting/encrypting files does it also require a drive mount?

No one plugs the USB drives there.  The servers are remote in the dta center and not physicallly accesible.
0
 
LVL 79

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 37750113
1. Truecrypt not running no file mounted
Normal2. Truecrypt volume mounted
Truecrypt volume mounted3. When I unmount the truecrypt volume I then have picture #1
0
3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 37750139
Hmm mine are you staying there as just drives.  If I clicke on it says non-accessible..
Is there a way to prevent TrueCrypt mount drives?  Its only needed for mounting ISO for OS I understand.  If just to encrypt/decrypt not really needed?  
Otherwise the reboot is the only option get rid of those orphaned drives.
0
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 37750251
you don't use truecrypt to mount .iso's you use it to mount encrypted volumes
0
 
LVL 17

Author Comment

by:Tiras25
ID: 37750699
I understand.My problem it doesnt get dismounted.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question