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Windows Server 2003 Security: A Technical Reference by Roberta Bragg

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Special Operations and Issues

In addition to the basic EFS operations, there are additional operations that can extend its usefulness, protect the encrypted files, and make the EFS environment easier to work with. These operations are as follows:

  • Changing encryption algorithm

  • Placing Encrypt and Decrypt on the Windows Explorer menu

  • Backing up encrypted files

  • Working with offline files

  • Sharing encrypted files

  • Protecting password reset

  • Coloring encrypted file and folder names in Windows Explorer

  • Using third-party EFS certificates

Changing Encryption Algorithm

The default encryption algorithm for EFS is different depending on the OS. If you require them to be the same, or if you must change them for some other reason, you can do so by following these steps: ...

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