Win2003 Small Business Server : Encryption
Posted on 2004-08-04
I'm looking to install SBS2003 in the office, as we want to migrate from a Workgroup to a domain, vpn, Exchange, etc.
We'd like to use file encryption on the server, for additional security, since people want external access to the server (for admin) and workstations. Since we would only have one server machine (i.e. no backup domain controller), is encryption a good idea?
All the posts I've seen so far have related to recovering encrypted files from workstations / home pcs - and it doesn't seem like you can.
If this machine fails, will we loose our data on a re-install or can the data be resurected after a fresh install? Do I need to do anything special to enable restoration of data, or will it just be possible (which seems to remove the point of encryption!).
Thanks in advance for all your advice!