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/Initialize Switch

Last Updated: 1/24/2017

The /Initialize switch of the Enhanced Storage Certificate Management tool initializes the authentication silo certificate (ASC) store in an IEEE 1667-compliant USB storage device to its original manufacturer's state.

Note In this topic, the specified IEEE 1667-compliant USB storage device is referred to as the target device.

    EhStorCertMgrCmd /Initialize  -Volume:
    VolumeName 
    [-Quiet]

Subparameters

-Volume:
The volume name of the target device. For more information about the format of this parameter, see Overview of the Enhanced Storage Certificate Management Tool.

Note To produce a list of the volume names of the IEEE 1667-compliant USB storage devices that are currently connected to a computer, type EhStorCertMgrCmd /List at the command prompt and then press Enter.

-Quiet
Suppresses verbose output when the USB storage device is initialized.

Comments

The /Initialize switch removes all the certificates from the ASC store except for the ASC-manufacturer (ASCm) certificate. Unlike the /Clear Switch, the /Initialize switch removes the Provisioning (PCp) certificates from the ASC store.

If the target device was provisioned with a provisioning certificate (PCp), the private key of that certificate must reside in the host in order to pass administrative authentication with the device.

Example

The following example shows how to initialize a target device:

EhStorCertMgrCmd /Initialize -Volume:"\\?\usbstor#ieee1667control&ven_&prod_&rev_#123456789&0&control#{4f40006f-b933-4550-b532-2b58cee614d3}"

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