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Ensuring no file encryption is present on Windows machine

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Hi,

I am manually migrating some user profiles from one domain to another. Last time I did this I was unable to access some files after joining the new domain because they were encrypted. I was unable to decrypt them as I was no longer connected to the original domain.

What is the best way to be 100% sure no file encryption is in place on a users computer.

I have a mix of Win 7 and Win Vista machines. I also have a Server 2008.

Thanks
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Sajid Shaik MSystem Admin
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see the step by step article with screen shot.. .

http://thelazyadmin.com/2006/04/introduction-to-admt-part-1-setup/

to get an complete structure

all the best

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I dont think that will work as Im using SBS.

Its mainly the file encryption on the individual PC's that I am worried about.

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New Question posted regarding ADMT.  http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_27431254.html

Here I would like a solution to my original questions.

Thanks everyone!
Try opening command-prompt as administrator and using this command:

cipher /s:c:\ /n /u > "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\encrypted.txt"

If it returns "The system cannot find the file specified." then there's no encryption in use. Otherwise, the created "encrypted.txt" file should have a list of all the encrypted file/folders.

References:
http://www.vistax64.com/vista-security/26132-how-can-i-find-files-vista-has-encrypted.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490878.aspx