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Encrypting a folder on Server 2008

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Dear Experts,

I am trying to create an encrypted folder on our server that will be accessible to only a few users.  When I tried to encrypt it, I got the "EFS recovery policy contains invalid recovery certificate" error, so I started to follow the instructions how to export then import the EFS private certificate.  Now I am getting an error that says "Windows cannot determine if this certificate has been revoked......" error.  If I go ahead and install this certificate anyway, the Recovery agents gets labeled UNKNOWN_USER.
The server I am trying to install the recovery agent is not the domain controller, so I exported the EFS certificate from the domain controller, then moved it to this file server.  I am not sure if this is the correct method.  Also, the certificate I exported had the expiration date that is in the past, so I am very confused.
Please advise.
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