Chapter 20. Encrypting File System

Encrypting File System (EFS) provides a method to encrypt files on a local file system in Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. Whereas Windows 2000 and Windows XP were primarily used for local file encryption, the enhancement for EFS in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will allow easy and consistent use of EFS on both local and remote locations.

This chapter will focus on the public key infrastructure (PKI) aspects of deploying EFS on your organization’s network. There are many more design decisions that must be addressed before you enable EFS. For a larger discussion of those decisions, see the article "Encrypting File System in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003," ...

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