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Questions Regarding Group Policy for EFS and EFS Recovery Agents

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Currently in our W2K3 domain we have no group policy at all. We have a Certificate Authority but it is currently configured to not automatically issue certificates. All documentation regarding setting up EFS and a EFS recovery agent indicates that editing the domain group policy is required. Is it a requirement that a group policy exists for a domain to setup a EFS recovery agent?  If I create a "new" group policy is everything in it "undefined" by default, i.e. creating will not affect anything unless it is edited? Is so I will feel more comfortable creating one and would then only eidt what pertains to EFS.
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leegclystvale earned 500 total points
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You will have a default domain policy anmd yes you're right, everything is undefined until you tell it otherwise. You can create a GPO and then assign it to an OU, so for testing it's great. You can creatye one and not assign it to an object. It will sit there until you assign it.
Enjoy it :o)
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thank you
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