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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Special EFS Guidelines

This section contains information about EFS limitations and special operational considerations for deploying EFS effectively.

Moving and Copying Encrypted Files

Files are like children growing up in rural communities. They rarely stay in the folder where they were created. When users move or copy encrypted files, they may get unexpected results, especially if they are unaware that the files were encrypted in the first place.

A user who encrypts a file (or whose name is on the list of additional users who can access an encrypted file) can copy the file contents anywhere. This is because the data stream is decrypted as it leaves the drive.

If a user attempts to copy or move an encrypted file to a location that does not support ...

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