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Auto Mount True Crypt, Create Share and Assign Permissions

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I have a Windows Server 2003 machine with an Encrypted volume using TrueCrypt.  The problem is that when the server reboots (patches, etc.), the volume doesn't auto-mount unless I login to mount it.

I want the share to mount as the machine boots up, if possible, and to fix the actual share.  The share part is covered here partially -

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Encryption/Q_23721261.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+truecrypt

But I also need specific permissions set to the folder automatically.  Opening this up with more permissions would be undesireable.
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Mohamed Osama earned 2000 total points
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You should enable the Automount devices option in True Crypt , then set the program to start up with Windows.
one thing that I am curious about if you don't mind, using Encryption tools like TC, usually means you wish to keep the Data as private as possible, sharing the data will not do that.
unless if you are sharing for only one specefic user, you can always use windows builtin EFS as a simpler solution, I do realize EFS is far from perfect when it comes to strong encryption algorithm, but I was thinking aloud, that for simpler scenarios , using EFS ,proper NTFS & share permissions will allow you to still share your data whenever needed and secure it to an  acceptable level without using 3rd party software.
hope this helps.


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We just need to keep the shares alive when the server reboots.  Not so much worried about keeping the data private, but being able to encrypt the data when at rest.  Thanks.
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