Re: Restoring Encrypted Files
From: Kevin (Kevin@computerabilities.com)
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From: "Kevin" <Kevin@computerabilities.com> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 15:23:34 -0400
Will this work if the OS is Windows NT 4.0 Server? We are not running 2000
"x y" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Did you follow the instructions at www.microsoft.com/support to use the
> domain administrator account as the EFS recovery agent? For workstations
> joined to a domain, the domain administrator account is the EFS recovery
> agent. I would guess this might work even though the workstation has
> crashed, because I would guess the EFS recovery agent encryption key is
> stored on the local crashed PC but in Active Directory. If it works, let
> "Kevin" <Kevin@computerabilities.com> wrote in message
> > I joined the same domain with this PC - but still could not change
> > encryption attribute on these files. This is a NT 4.0 network. With NT
> > Server 4.0 - if I did not export the recover key - will I be able to
> > access to the encrypted files?
> > --
> > Kevin McGowan
> > Computer Abilities
> > Kevin@computerabilities.com
> > 419-436-1185
> > "Keith W. McCammon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:esMXH0OKCHA.1364@tkmsftngp11...
> > > If the new PC is joined to the same domain as the old PC, OR if you
> > exported
> > > a recovery key, you can recover the data. If neither of these
> > > exist, say goodbye...
> > >
> > > --
> > > Keith W. McCammon
> > >
> > >
> > > "Kevin" <Kevin@computerabilities.com> wrote in message
> > > news:150f001c228e5$154ee8f0$37ef2ecf@TKMSFTNGXA13...
> > > > Running 2000 Pro - one workstation had several users. One
> > > > user had encrypted files. This PC was damaged beyond
> > > > repair. We purchased another Win 2000 Pro PC, restored
> > > > all files from tape backup... but cannot change the
> > > > encrypted attribute on this users files. How can we gain
> > > > access to these files again?
> > > >
> > > > Thank you!
> > >
> > >