Solved

Creating Recovery agent and recovering EFS files in standalone XP Machine

Posted on 2006-07-08
5
1,281 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi,
  I have a stand alone windows xp professional machine. I'm using EFS and encrypting files in my hard drive. I want to be able to recover those files even if the disk crashes. I created a recovery agent certificate for local admin using command cipher /r:filename

Now i would like to know what the remaining steps are to succesfully exporting the private key and be able to read this encrypted file in another machine using those exported keys.

Thanks for all your help!

Vinod.
0
Comment
Question by:mvvinod
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 17067570
This MSKB article should be of help:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;241201
How to back up the recovery agent Encrypting File System (EFS) private key in Windows Server 2003, in Windows 2000, and in Windows XP
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:mvvinod
ID: 17068748
Once i back this up, how do i restore this to another machine to test and see if i can decrypt those files...???

Vinod
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 500 total points
ID: 17069605
This page has everything you would ever want to know about EFS (probably more than you would ever want to know):

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/cryptfs.mspx

There is a section on importing the EFS recovery agent private key, as well as a lot of other information.
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:mvvinod
ID: 17086740
Great pointer. Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Put Machine Learning to Work--Protect Your Clients

Machine learning means Smarter Cybersecurity™ Solutions.
As technology continues to advance, managing and analyzing massive data sets just can’t be accomplished by humans alone. It requires huge amounts of memory and storage, as well as high-speed processing of the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Envision that you are chipping away at another e-business site with a team of pundit developers and designers. Everything seems, by all accounts, to be going easily.
Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

731 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question