How to disable EFS on SBS 2008

Posted on 2012-09-09
Last Modified: 2012-09-10

Getting a few users that keep storing encrypted files on the server somehow. It's a real pain because there are issues with backing up, roaming profile syncs etc...

From what I can see, the only way to fix this is to log in as the user and decrypt the file. I'm trying to do a file copy at the moment and it's stopping me. Is there a way that I can disable the ability to store EFS files on server shares?

Question by:Talds_Alouds
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    You should be able to use Group policy to disable the user right to use EFS: Set to disabled, the following policy "Allow users to encrypt files using Encrypting File System (EFS)"

    To locate open group policy management console | Default Domain Policy |Computer Configuration | Policies | Windows Settings | Security Setting | Public Key Policies | Right-click Encrypting File System and select Properties |  Select "don't allow"

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    Perfect! Thanks

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