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Windows Task Scheduler cannot access EFS encrypted folder despite running as a user with access

I have a batch file set to run via Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. The batch file is being used to rotate and compress MySQL logs, and the folder containing these logs is encrypted using ...
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Can EFS be set on a per group basis?

I've been asked to create some file store for our directors that will contain sensitive information. They have asked that it not be possible for other admins to read the data. I immediately thought ...
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Disabling EFS--what to do if there are any encrypted files?

I am in the process of retiring an old Windows-integrated CA and bringing online a new, properly-configured one (several, actually). Most of our systems are unable to use EFS thanks to Group Policy... ...
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How to view EFS encrypted external hard driver on multiple PCs?

If I encrypt a USB drive using Windows 2008 EFS, will I be able to view the the contents of the drive on another PC (is there a way to provide credentials?)? The Windows 2008 system is using Windows ...
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Using another user's EFS Certificate

On a domain joined computer, can you encrypt a folder using EFS and then export your certificate/private key and then login as another user and import it to view the encrypted files? I have tried ...
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Large temp files created in Windows Server 2003 temp folder

I'm managing a Windows Server 2003. A couple of times the server has crashed with error message saying that the C: drive is full. After searching folders to free up space, I found that lot of temp ...
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Prompt for Certificate Password When Accessing EFS Shares

My boss wants to set up encrypted file shares using EFS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Boxes accessed by Windows 8.1 clients. I've been able to set the default DRA, issue certificates in test cases and so ...
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Current state of EFS

I need to encrypt a 3.5TB folder on 2008 R2 server. The folder is shared and both users and applications need to access the files(pdf) in it over the network. Since the server is a VM (ESXi 5) ...
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Keeping a Secret

I have a .NET Windows Service that needs to store a secret on the machine and protect that secret from local system administrators. It is OK if domain admins have access. This secret is not user ...
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EFS Recovery Agent not working

I know EFS data recovery has been discussed so many times in the forums but I could not find anything useful in the other threads as I believe I have followed all the required steps but still cannot ...
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Access denied to EFS encrypted files after PC joins domain

I'm experiencing strange behavior with Windows Encrypted File System: I have a machine that is in workgroup mode (not joined to a domain) I encrypt an entire directory structure on the machine ...
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add certificate to all files in EFS-folder with script

I try to set up collective access to EFS-folder. I want to add certificates of all users to all files in folder. Is it posible do with using powershell scripts or some another way? Thanks.
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EFS over network

Two Windows 7 computers, NON-AD environment. An identical username/password exists on both machines. If I use EFS to encrypt files on computer 1, then install the EFS certificate on computer 2, ...
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Decrypt EFS files when copying to windows shared

My users have their documents redirected to a share on a file server running NTFS - very regular setup. EFS works and the users are able to encrypt a folder and files in their redirected documents. ...
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Replicating EFS encrypted files

Recently I attempted to configure Microsoft's DFSR on Windows 2008 R2 to replicate a folder which was encrypted with EFS. The setup gave no errors or warnings, but later I read that DFSR does not ...
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EFS encrypted Office documents lose additional users after saving the file

I create a new Word document in 'Office Open XML' format (docx). I then encrypt it using EFS and add several other users to access the file. Now I open the document and edit it, after saving it, the ...
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Ensuring no EFS files remain on a Windows XP SP3 system

Lets say I have a user in my organization who has forgotten his/her Windows logon password to their office computer. As an IT manager, I can log in via the Administrator and reset that user's ...
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Unable to open/copy files on an encrypted UNC share after reboot of file server

I have 2 Windows 2012 environments. The first is a CMS that is accessing files on a the second server (file server). One of the shares that I have on the file server is marked as encrypted. When ...
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Decom old CA and Basic EFS certificates

Getting very close to decommissioning our old CA. The new CA is in place and happily issuing certificates and the old CA has had all the templates removed so no certificates will be issued. My ...
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EFS Remote Encryption

We have been trying to setup EFS across our domain. Unfortunately Reading/Writing file over network share does not work, we get an "Access Denied" error. Another worrying fact is that I managed to ...
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POP connector Exchange Server 2010

An old server with Exchange 2003 is being replaced with a new 2008 R2 server (x64) running Exchange 2010. On that 2003 machine we had a tool called EFS (Email Forwarding System) but the tool is old ...
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Windows EFS file sharing anomaly

Fyi, I can confirm this happening in Windows Vista (Business) and Windows 7 Professional in WORKGROUP mode (as both a client and a server). I am not totally sure if this is a Superuser question or a ...
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How to create a local IIS site with encrypted wwwroot using EFS on Vista

I'm preparing a laptop to take with me while travelling, so all my user data is encrypted using EFS in case someone decides to steal it. I also need to set up a couple of local sites for development ...
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How to setup Samba4 to enable NTFS encryption?

I'm currently giving the sernet.de samba4 (rc1) appliance a shot (running inside vmware player on Windows 7). Providing a share is no problem, but the client still can't choose to encrypt files. What ...
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EFS encrypted file, impossible to delete

I have a SBS 08. A user received some files send from a mac. He unzipped it with his windows 7 locally and copied it on a network shared drive on the SBS. The files (some fonts) were already in green ...
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Group Policy Recovery Agent EFS not being used

I am trying to get EFS working on our workstations. First when I tried to set a directory to be encrypted I got a warning about the Recovery Agent certificate being invalid. It turned out that the ...
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EFS encrypted files cannot be opened, even with the right key

I created a folder on my Win7 Pro machine, set it to encrypt contents to protect data. Then I opened MMC, added the Certificates snap-in for "my user account", expanded Certificates - Currrent User > ...
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Debug USB Mouse/Keyboard on Windows XP?

I have an older hard drive that has some EFS data on it. I tried booting from the HD, but as soon as the Windows boot, the USB Mouse and KB goes off. The HD has an older version of Windows so it's ...
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Recover EFS encrypted files

I have a machine here that is joined to a domain. Some days ago, I did a disk image of that workstation because the HDD was begin to fail. I put the new drive in the machine and the user now complains ...
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EFS decrypt access denied

I have a very weird behaviour here on a Windows 7 box (in AD). The user has (good boy) stored the files encrypted with EFS on his local disk. When he wants to open a file, e.g. in Word, he receives ...
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EFS - how to disallow encrypted files on network share?

I have two servers, both on domain, both Windows Server 2008 R2, to my eye almost identically configured. Server1 allows to copy encrypted files to his network shares, Server2 gives error when trying ...
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Apache DocumentRoot folder encrypted with EFS

As per this question http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7575709/newly-added-files-getting-permissions-error Apache 2.2 is not supposed to be able to access its DocumentRoot if the folder has been ...
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Sharing EFS encrypted

I have standalone, nodomain server. EFS is used on this server for one folder. How to share the encrypted folder? Users on the server are created locally. I tried to export the owner folder ...
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Gain access to other people's encrypted files

For a proof of concept I am building a server which will host 2 users. Both users are local admin, and both users are domain users. User1 will encrypt the files with EFS so he can get transparent ...
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Can user protect his files from untrusted administrator? [closed]

I am looking for means to prevent my Windows administrator from accessing my files. My plan is to cipher my files with EFS. As far as I know administrator can access ciphered files if he has EFS ...