Had the same thoughts. My solution (and a discussion worth reading through) is here.
Apologies if this is the wrong forum.
Situation is: I have some USB sticks that teachers will use and they are encrypted using TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt is installed on the stick and there is an autorun.inf file as well, so that when they connect it to a PC it prompts them to run the app and then enter the password to mount the device.
Problem is: If for some reason the autorun does not work, is there an easy way to execute it manually? Obviously the member of staff could open the TrueCrypt folder and then run the executable and then select mount device, but I am really trying to avoid them having to do so.
Any help will be greatly received.
Thanks @LeMarchand so far. Am I right in thinking then, I just need a copy of that batch file (hint hint) therefore providing the teacher with one shortcut to use in case of autorun failure?
There is also the small issue that MS have now disabled auto run for all plugin devices in a recent update.
its to stop the spread of virus via autorun.inf i think you can change the behavior in the registry i'll try and fond the KB for you.
I think I have fixed it. I have placed a shortcut in the root with the following target:
E:\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe /q background /e /m rm /v "Secure"
and a Start In of just E:\
So I should just be able to advise staff to double click that if they dont get autorun. I've also hidden all the contents except of course this shortcut.
Would you guys agree I haven't made any oversights?
oh shoot, i got excited too early. Just tested it on a teacher account and realised because it needs to run a driver for TrueCrypt to work, the account needs admin privileges, which of course they dont have.
Any suggestions, other than granting them admin access? Is there a file from the TrueCrypt folder that I can roll out to all PCs, therefore negating the need for admin rights?
look at USBDLM ..
I've installed USBDLM on the test laptop and have been able to assign default drive letters to usb devices but this hasn't helped the situation.
The error message is talking about a TrueCrypt device driver, which presumably has to be installed, but can't be due to restrictions.
My next thought was to install TrueCrypt on to the laptop. It may solve the issue but then will be a pain to install it on all school machines.
Right, once installed on the machine it now works (surprise that really, given the drivers required are all in place) so now just a case of rolling out an MSI which I think I have found from another thread. Its a .7z file which I havent seen before but I guess thats what I need.
.7z will be a 7zip file so you'll probably need to uncompress it and go from there.
Well I have learnt an awful lot this afternoon! Now established the MSI I have obtained is for v6.3, which of course wont work with my version 7 of TrueCrypt. So now I am hoping to build my own MSI using AdvancedInstaller which I have never used before (downloading now). Fingers crossed this will be the last hurdle.
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