Disk Encryption (EFS) with File and SQL Servers

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Jason, Jun 8, 2009.

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    Jason Guest

    I have an environment where I need to prevent our normal day to day system
    administrators from being able to open and view files on a file server and
    SQL servers. The environment is a Windows 2003 server and AD and SQL 2005
    environment, with a 20,000 user environment and a subset (~400) would need
    to be able to access the systems where I need to do the encryption.. I was
    thinking doing EFS would be the best solution for me. I understand I would
    need a CA and assign users an EFS cert and publish them into AD. The catch
    is, for example, EFS does not support the ability to use groups, and so that
    would mean putting 400 users onto an ACL for a file. Is this really the
    best solution for what I am trying to do here?

    Jason, Jun 8, 2009
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