EFS

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Andrew Lane, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Andrew Lane

    Andrew Lane Guest

    I am designing a network for a business of 35. They need
    to share encrypted files among 12 engineers. The PROBLEM
    is that the engineering program they use creates a new
    copy of the file for every version, so each time a new
    file is created they would have to edit the EFS properties
    in order to share it with each other. This is not
    fessable. I NEED! it to by defualt allow the entire group
    to access any files that are created in the encrypted
    workplace. How do i do this??? There must be some hack or
    workaround or something...I cannot let them be talked into
    a MacOSX.4 server because it will do what i need.
     
    Andrew Lane, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Since you haven't gotten an answer otherwise, I'll chime in even though I
    don't really know. I thought that Windows Server 2003 EFS allowed you to
    set the EFS access at the directory level, rather than having to add
    authorized users to each file. I took a quick look in TechNet and
    everything I've seen that says you have to set the security on each
    individual file refers to XP and 2K, not 2003. But I can't find anything
    that specifically addresses this issue with regard to 2003, so maybe you can
    just give it a try.

    Is there some reason why conventional NTFS security won't adequately protect
    this data? If users are leaving the premises with copies of the files, they
    could always encrypt them on their laptops, where sharing wouldn't be an
    issue.
     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Mar 2, 2004
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