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RE: Windows EFS and Changing a Local Account Password
From: "Thomas D." <whistl0r () googlemail com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 16:53:25 +0200



-----Original Message-----
From: winshel () camden rutgers edu [mailto:winshel () camden rutgers edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 8:23 PM
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?


No! It is a certificate-based encryption.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/cryptfs.mspx 


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