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    Truecrypt Container Mode

    I need to encrypt a set of memory sticks so that they can be used on PCs both inside and outside school... without installing softare on the machines in question (likely to be both XP and Vista)

    I believe Truecrypt will do the job with and from what I can see I need to do this in 'container mode'.

    I'm trying get my head round exactly how I do this and am struggling to find it in the help section on the Truecrypt website. Can anyone help me please?

    Idiot's guide needed for Idiot whose brain sems to have gone a go-slow... sorry!

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    I think what I'm asking is do I install it on a PC first and then use this to do something on the memory stick or do I have to install it on the memory stick?
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    I use Cryptainer LE


    Install it on a machine setup your usb sticks with it then unistall it from the machine so it runs from the memory stick. secure folders are only 20-25mb max but thats fine for a few sensitive documents

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    from the faq on truecrypt :

    Q: How can I use TrueCrypt on a USB flash drive? A: You have two options:

    1. Encrypt the entire USB flash drive. However, you will not be able run TrueCrypt from the USB flash drive.
      Note: Windows does not support multiple partitions on USB flash drives.
    2. Create a TrueCrypt file container on the USB flash drive (for information on how to do so, see the chapter Beginner's Tutorial, in the TrueCrypt User Guide). If you leave enough space on the USB flash drive (choose an appropriate size for the TrueCrypt container), you will also be able to store TrueCrypt on the USB flash drive (along with the container not in the container) and you will be able to run TrueCrypt from the USB flash drive (see also the chapter Traveler Mode in the TrueCrypt User Guide).

    TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux - FAQ

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    Thanks mac_shinobi. The traveller mode bit is what I need, I think.

    The problem I can now see isthe bit about needing administrative privileges in order to run it in this way... which means the sticks should work at the teachers homes, but won't work at school as the teachers don't have administrative rights

    I have a feeling that this may be a non-starter unless people know how to get round this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Thanks mac_shinobi. The traveller mode bit is what I need, I think.

    The problem I can now see isthe bit about needing administrative privileges in order to run it in this way... which means the sticks should work at the teachers homes, but won't work at school as the teachers don't have administrative rights
    True...I am currently looking into this and think I am going to put the software on all the school machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vote-for-pedro View Post
    I use Cryptainer LE


    Install it on a machine setup your usb sticks with it then unistall it from the machine so it runs from the memory stick. secure folders are only 20-25mb max but thats fine for a few sensitive documents
    Does this have an admin rights requirement for users?

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    Becta released some detailed documentation for teachers
    http://schools.becta.org.uk/upload-d...encryption.odt

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Thanks mac_shinobi. The traveller mode bit is what I need, I think.

    The problem I can now see isthe bit about needing administrative privileges in order to run it in this way... which means the sticks should work at the teachers homes, but won't work at school as the teachers don't have administrative rights

    I have a feeling that this may be a non-starter unless people know how to get round this?
    Has the problem of Truecrypt traveller mode needing admin rights been resolved? Is there a better way of running Truecrypt for staff at school?

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    Anyone?

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    You can get around the requirement for administreator privelleges if you install truecrypt as admin first so that the required driver can be installed

    TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux - Documentation

    Ben

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    Is there an .msi for installing truecrypt over the network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vote-for-pedro View Post
    I use Cryptainer LE
    Looks promising - has anyone actually tried using this within their school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Is there an .msi for installing truecrypt over the network?
    Late in the day but dealing with this myself now...
    RogueSpear's Forums • View topic - TrueCrypt V6.2a

    MSI available above but you'll need to register to download

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    You can get around the requirement for administreator privelleges if you install truecrypt as admin first so that the required driver can be installed

    TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux - Documentation

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    I created an tiny MSI that simply installed the drivers alone.
    Then when setting up all memory sticks, make sure that Traveller mode is selected

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