Remote Storage

In many organizations, policy states that no data files can be stored on local systems. To store encrypted files on file servers, the servers must be configured and care must be taken to protect the data during transport. There are two ways to remotely store EFS-encrypted files on a Windows Server 2003 server: SMB file shares and WebDAV folders. WebDAV is Distributed Authoring and Versioning, part of the HTTP 1.1 standard. It provides the ability to store files in a web folder using the HTTP PUT command. A new redirector implements WebDAV in Windows XP and Server 2003. Sharing of files can be enabled in this manner on the local intranet and across the Internet. Firewalls that allow HTTP access to internal web servers will pose ...

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