Posted on 2007-10-09
I have a standalone Windoes XP Pro laptop that is running SP2
I have enabled EFS on this PC on one of the folders.
I can see the certificate that is assigned for the user and i can open the file after it has been encrypted.
I have then exported the certificate without any problems.
If i delete the certificate from within the Certificates snapin and then reboot the laptop, i cannot get into the file, as access is denied......again this is what i would expect.
I then import the saved Cert back in and i can then open the file no problems....
alll good so far......
My question is the following.
If i remove the certificate and then try to import back in i put the password in as i did before, except i tick the box that say
ENABLE STRONG PRIVATE KEY PROTECTION. YOU WILL BE PROMPTED EVERY TIME THE PRIVATE KEY IS USED BY AN APPLICATION IF YOU ENABLE THIS OPTION.
I do this and a box comes up with IMPORTING A NEW PRIVATE EXCHANGE KEY
I set the security level to high, i then put another password in (i have tried the same and different passwords to the one i orginally exported the certificate with...
It says import is successful.
However instead of the encypted file then opening i get a access is denied...
i would expect it to prompt me for a password as i would imagine the key is accessed at this point?
Any ideas why this is not working???
Hope this makes sense.