This page describes important tasks in bootstrapping the usage of Evimetry.

Download and Install the Controller

The Evimetry Controller Application is the central point creating and managing the Evimetry System.

1. Download the Evimetry Controller Application from the Evimetry Download Portal. You will need a valid login to download the software.

2. Install the Evimetry Controller Application.

Note: Potential AV Issues

On windows, the Evimetry Controller installer unpacks to the temp directory and runs a number of sub-installer packages, such as the MSVC Runtime library. Some AV software mistakes this this as malware dropper activity. If you are having problems running the installer, try reinstalling with your AV suspended.

Activate license dongle

Evimetry's licensing is enabled through the use of a USB dongle. This is typically shipped without a valid license pre-provisioned, requiring the license to be downloaded to the dongle before use the first time.

1. Start the Evimetry Controller application and insert the Evimetry USB Dongle.

2. Ensure that the computer has unrestricted access to the internet.

3. Access the License Information dialog via "Help | License Information".

4. Update the license via the "Update" button.

Note: Remote Desktop Services

The standard Evimetry License Dongle will not work if attached to a Controller instance accessed via Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) connections, due to smartcard redirection. Please contact us to discuss workarounds if this is a requirement.

Prepare a dead boot agent (v3.0.6)

Evimetry now allows one to create a Dead Boot USB from within the Controller (Windows only, for now). This has the added advantage of creating hybrid Dead Boot USB/Blessed Evidence Storage drives.

1. Download the Evimetry Dead Boot Agent ISO Image.

2. Attach your intended Dead Boot USB media to the Controller computer, and refresh the Controller node.

Note: Dead Boot Media must be empty

For safety, Evimetry will only erase and create a Dead Boot USB on empty media. This means that you will need to delete any partitions from a non-empty drive first. Careful users may disable this default behaviour in the Preferences.

3. Right click on the intended Dead Boot USB media and choose "Create Deadboot".

4. Select the Evimetry Dead Boot Agent ISO you downloaded earler.

5. Acknowledge that you are overwriting the media.

5. On completion of writing, the media will be provisioned as a Dead Boot Agent, bootable by Legacy (BIOS) and UEFI Windows computers, and Intel Mac's.

Small USB Flash drives will be provisioned as simply as a single partition Dead Boot USB.

Large USB Hard Drives will be provisioned as a Hybrid Dead Boot USB, with the second partition a Blessed Evidence Storage Repository. This enables one to connect a single disk for dead boot & evidence storage, saving scarce USB ports on some computers.

Prepare a dead boot agent (legacy)

The creation of Dead Boot USB's in earlier versions of Evimetry required the usage of third party utilities. This usage is still possible, but not recommended due to the benefits of the new integrated approach.

1. Download the Evimetry Dead Boot Agent ISO Image.

2. Create a bootable CD or USB. Our tool of choice for bootable USB's is Rufus. The following settings have been tested to boot both PC and Mac hardware.

  • Partition Scheme: MBR Partition Scheme for BIOS or UEFI Computers.
  • File System: FAT32