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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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What’s New in Windows Vista for EFS Management

Windows Vista introduces many new features for EFS (some of which have been discussed earlier in this chapter). The new features include:

  • User EFS encryption certificates and keys can be stored on smart cards.

  • EFS data recovery certificates and keys can be stored on smart cards.

  • The Windows paging file can be encrypted using EFS with a key that is generated when the system starts up. This key is destroyed when the system shuts down.

  • Data in the offline files cache is encrypted using the specific user’s encryption keys, rather than a machine-based system key. This prevents one user from accessing another user’s data in the offline files cache.

The biggest improvement in EFS is the ability to manage default ...

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