EFS (Encrypted File System) help!
Posted on 2006-07-07
I would like to automate the adding of user certificates to files once it is encrypted but I am struggling getting anywhere.
Here is the scenario:
I have a program that finds certain files and uses EFS to encrypt them. Most of these files are found on the network with multiple people having to be able to view/access them. Once the file is encrypted, it only adds the certificate of the person that encrypted the file. What I need is to be able to use a command line tool or some code to add the other users associated with this file. Can this be done? I have been looking at certutil and cipher command line tools and I don't see how to add users without going through the file properties in explorer. The program itself is a VB6 app if that helps. This is the last step of this project so any help would be appreciated.
PS - Is there a setting or something in the CA, Active Directory, etc that will automatically add the certificates of all individuals that have access to that file?
Thanks in advance