Apply changes with Execcfg.exe

  • Article ID: 109155
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



How do I use the Execcfg.exe command to apply changes?


Configuration files of the type “Change” and “uninstall” are run by the program EXECCFG.EXE. They are executed as follows:

1. Call up the Run command in the Windows Start Menu.

2. Switch to the directory where the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption configuration file is stored (e.g. a network drive).

3. Enter the command:

EXECCFG.EXE /f:<Path and name of configuration file>

in the command line and then click [OK].

Parameters regarding EXECCFG.EXE are displayed with the command:


Additionally EXECCFG supports the parameter /Reboot to issue a shutdown after the defined configuration file is executed successfully.


C:\SDE\EXECCFG /f:D:\Change.cfg /Reboot

With this command, a configuration file is executed, Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption applies a configuration change without any user interaction and a reboot is issued.

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If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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