EFS Recovery Agent Not Working
Posted on 2004-03-25
I've recently installed an Enterprise Root CA on our Win2K mixed mode domain. I went through the Step-by-Step Guide to Encrypting File System document from Microsoft. The domain administrator is set as an EFS Recovery Agent in the domain GPO. I've been testing EFS by creating an encrypted folder on a domain user workstation and adding a test Word doc to that folder. I use NTBACKUP to backup the encrypted folder to a floppy and take the floppy to the server where the EFS recovery agent was created. I restore the backup to that server and I'm able to remove the encrypted attribute from the encrypted folder, removing encryption from all files contained in the folder. But, when I open the Word doc, it is all garbled and still encrypted. I've tried many different things including uninstalling the Certificate Authority and reinstalling but the same result happens. I can't find anything about this problem anywhere so I'm coming to you guys for help. I'm assigning 500 points because this is an urgent matter at my company and I need to have it working by yesterday.