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RE: Windows EFS and Changing a Local Account Password
From: "David Gillett" <gillettdavid () fhda edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:26:41 -0700

  No; the key(s) will be decrypted and re-encrypted with the new
password.

  But if you reinstall the OS and so generate a new set of accounts 
and SIDs -- even if you name them the same as the old ones! -- the
linkage is broken.  So I don't recommend using EFS with local accounts,
only with accounts managed from a stable domain controller infrastructure.

David Gillett


-----Original Message-----
From: winshel () camden rutgers edu [mailto:winshel () camden rutgers edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 11:23 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Windows EFS and Changing a Local Account Password

If you are using Windows Encrypted File System (EFS) on a PC 
that is not part of domain, and you change the password of 
the local user account that was used to encrypt files and / 
or directories, will you be locked out of the ecnrypted files?


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