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Old May 25th 10, 04:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
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Default EFS, encryption and offline files

Hopefully someone can help me understand this situation. Currently
implementing efs, encryption and offline files for laptop users. Everything
is perfect when people are connected to the LAN. In offline folder settings I
also have enabled to encrypt offline files. However when users are offline
and have access to their files they can never encrypt new files/folders. Its
bad enough that they can't see if the other files are encrypted (this is by
design according to microsoft)
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Old May 25th 10, 10:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
FromTheRafters[_3_]
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Default EFS, encryption and offline files

"n" wrote in message
...
Hopefully someone can help me understand this situation. Currently
implementing efs, encryption and offline files for laptop users.
Everything
is perfect when people are connected to the LAN. In offline folder
settings I
also have enabled to encrypt offline files. However when users are
offline
and have access to their files they can never encrypt new
files/folders. Its
bad enough that they can't see if the other files are encrypted (this
is by
design according to microsoft)


This kind of encryption is supposed to be transparent to the user. It
should be encrypting locally when stored, and decrypting - transferring
(also probably encrypted during transfer) - and storing on the server
(and encrypted locally *there*) when synchronizing.


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Old May 27th 10, 09:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
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Default EFS, encryption and offline files

oh, so when the user is offline and creates a new file, even though they
can't right click and encrypt or go to propoerties and do it..it will
automatically encrypt when synced up?...hmm. I will test that out.

thanks

"FromTheRafters" wrote:

"n" wrote in message
...
Hopefully someone can help me understand this situation. Currently
implementing efs, encryption and offline files for laptop users.
Everything
is perfect when people are connected to the LAN. In offline folder
settings I
also have enabled to encrypt offline files. However when users are
offline
and have access to their files they can never encrypt new
files/folders. Its
bad enough that they can't see if the other files are encrypted (this
is by
design according to microsoft)


This kind of encryption is supposed to be transparent to the user. It
should be encrypting locally when stored, and decrypting - transferring
(also probably encrypted during transfer) - and storing on the server
(and encrypted locally *there*) when synchronizing.


.

 




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