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VLRE File Verification

Windows files

Version Number: 2.1.0

Release Date: Sept. 6, 2018

Installed file locations:

  • C:\ProgramData\Stanford\VLRE
  • C:\ProgramData\Stanford\VLRE\SupportFiles
Filename Checksum*
InstallVLREencrypt.exe 09f37233a69f7f25afd30c164eae62c020216199
Windows source code .zip file ( 67c9d9a31c447580625846276ae2f850b50a37db
*The checksum is a SHA1 file hash.

Mac files

Version Number:

Release Date: Dec. 16, 2019

Installed file location:

  • /Library/Application Support/Stanford/VLRE/
Filename Checksum*


macOS source code .zip file (


*The checksum is a SHA1 file hash.

VLRE release notes


Release Date: Dec. 16, 2019 (Mac)

  • macOS: Fixed a bug in getting the local user name string that sometimes prevented getting Cardinal Key information.


Release Date: Aug. 23, 2019 (Mac)

  • macOS:
    • The VLRE client is now a 64-bit application and fully compatible with macOS 10.15.
    • Added encryption detection support for new system volume containers in macOS 10.15.
    • Added ESET to the list of detected anti-malware products.
    • Fixed a bug (affecting version only) that was causing Cardinal Key data not to be reported.


Release Date: Dec. 17, 2018 (Mac)

  • macOS: Fixed a bug in encryption detection affecting 2018 Apple hardware with a T2 chip (MacBook Air and Pro, Mac mini, iMac Pro).


Release Date: Sept. 6, 2018 (Windows)

  • Windows: Addressed an edge case affecting encryption status reporting if the Windows system volume's drive letter is not C:.

Release Date: Sept. 26, 2018 (Mac)

  • macOS: Fixed a bug in reporting certificate information when no user is logged in.


Release Date: July 31, 2018

  • macOS: Fixed a bug in encryption status detection for macOS 10.13 and above.
  • macOS and Windows: Basic information about installed Stanford client certificates is reported.


Release Date: Sept. 25, 2017

  • Windows: Encryption recovery keys in escrow are automatically updated if the keys ever change.
  • macOS:
    • Groundwork laid for updating escrowed keys when they change, but the feature is not yet fully supported. Once supported, unlike Windows, user action will be required.
    • Added support for encryption status detection on macOS 10.13.
  • macOS and Windows:
    • VLRE can display a daily notification when an updated client becomes available, but users would be responsible for obtaining and installing the update themselves.
    • CrashPlan back-up status is reported if available.
    • By default, the VLRE client will write a log file, though users can choose to suppress this behavior at installation time.
    • The VLRE client maintains a local file to record user preferences and to save a small amount of state information, such as when the last check for OS updates was performed.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version (Windows) and (Mac)

Release Date: April 19, 2016

  • Mac OS and Windows: Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 1.0.5 (Windows) and (Mac)

Release Date: Oct. 9, 2015

  • Windows: Fixed a bug that in some situations could cause the program to fall into an infinite loop.
  • Mac OS: Fixed a bug that caused get encryption status to fail under certain conditions.
  • Mac OS: Modified the get serial number function to use system_profiler.


Release Date: June 16, 2015

  • Windows: Fixed a bug that prevented device data from being sent in some cases.
  • Mac OS: Fixed a bug that sometimes included data for spurious user accounts.
  • Mac OS and Windows: Added time zone offset value to agent time stamp for data.

Version — never released


Release Date: April 14, 2015

  • Mac OS and Windows: Handle multi-user enrollment files correctly.
  • Windows: Report device type information more in line with BigFix.


Last modified December 17, 2019