Initial encryption

When you define a volume-based encryption of the system disk via policy, disk encryption starts automatically as soon as the user restarts the endpoint. The user needs to do the following:

  1. Enter the Mac OS X password.
  2. Wait for the Mac to restart.
    Note: If activation of the encryption fails, an error message is displayed. More information can be found in the log files. The default location is /var/log/system.log
  3. Disk encryption starts and is done in the background. The user can continue working.
The user is added as the first FileVault 2 user of the endpoint.