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File Encryption with Windows 2000 and Windows XP

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Nov 27, 2001


Christopher Rice

          Security has become one of the main factors in administration lately and the encryption of files plays no small role in that topic.  Another improtant factor is the encryption of passwords, but we can leave that for another day.

c Security has become one of the main factors in administration lately and the encryption of files plays no small role in that topic. Another improtant factor is the encryption of passwords, but we can leave that for another day. File encryption is important in any secure environment, and there are many recommendations about how you should set it up. I have compiled a list of some articles that give strong recommendations and some very good explanations for encryption. Below you will find the list of links along with brief descriptions of what is contained therein.

          File encryption is important in any secure environment, and there are many recommendations about how you should set it up.

          I have compiled a list of some articles that give strong recommendations and some very good explanations for encryption.  Below you will find the list of links along with brief descriptions of what is contained therein.

Best Practices for Encrypting File Systems:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q223/3/16.ASP

Encrypting File Systems for Windows 2000 Server Technical Overview:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/server/Technical/security/encrypt.asp

Encrypting Files in Windows 2000:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q222/0/54.ASP

Error Message when attempting to encrypt files or folders:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q222/0/54.ASP

Moving or storing Encrypted Files to a different computer:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/default.asp?url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/encrypt_to_restore_diff_computer.htm

Recovery of Encrypted Files on a Server:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q283/2/23.ASP

File Encryption Overview:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/default.asp?url=/WINDOWS2000/en/professional/help/encrypt_overview.htm  

Let me know if you have any questions regarding file encryption or any other good articles.

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