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Encrypting CAD files, Windows Server 2003

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Hi, I haven't used encryption in the past and I was wondering if it could help me with a business case we are having.

In our domain network, we recently created accounts for interns who will be working for us for a few months. We need to make sure these interns can not use the company's AutoCAD (DWG) files outside of the company network, because the drawings that they will be working on, do not belong to our company (they are provided to us because we are subcontractors working on some small parts).

Can I enable encryption on the domain for our CAD drawings folders, so that the interns and everyone else can still work on these, BUT if they copy the files to , let's say, a USB drive or transfer them over email, they will be rendered unusable (since they don't have the encryption key?)

If the above is correct can you please point me to best practices in implementing encryption (Win2003 native EFS or something else?). Our domain has 30 domain users at the moment.

Thank you
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