is efs enabled by default

I was wondering on a windows 2003 member server is efs enabled on any folders with the administrator account.  I have to wipe a password on a server for a client because the person that worked on it before did not tell them the password when he left.  They need to gain access to the administrator account now.  All I have seen when talking about wiping the password is that it can affect access to any efs encrypted folders so if someone knows that would be great.
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grevelsAuthor Commented:
so you are saying that it should not a problem if I wipe out the administrator password if the old person did not turn on efs on any folder correct
As long as you did not turn it on, it should be ok. If you need to, you can backup the important files to a different server that is not using efs and you will not have an issue. You could also backup to a USB key that is not using EFS.

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