Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video Encrypt files using EFS, part of Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure File Services.
- [Voiceover] EFS, or the Encrypting File System,…is a feature that is built into Windows Server 2012…that can encrypt files that are stored on…NTFS formatted partitions.…Now one of the cool things about EFS encryption…is that it's transparent to the users.…There's no request for passwords…or access codes or anything like that.…If something has been secured using EFS,…and an authorized user attempts to access the file,…it'll open, it'll open just like it was unencrypted,…no problem.…
Whereas if an unauthorized user makes that same attempt,…they'll get an access denied message.…Now before I go into the actual operating system…and show you how to configure this,…which is actually a fairly simple thing to do,…I want to first make sure you have a good understanding of…how Windows is doing this behind the scenes.…So the first thing you need to know is that EFS…uses both symmetric and public key encryption.…Now if you don't understand what symmetric key encryption…and public key encryption mean,…then I strongly encourage you to watch…
Note: This course also maps to the Configure File and Print Services domain for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSA) Exam 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012. Review the exam objectives here.
- Configuring quotas
- Configuring file management tasks
- Configuring DFS namespaces and replication
- Encrypting files with BitLocker and EFS
- Implementing advanced audit policy settings