- In this lesson…I demonstrate how to encrypt data using EFS.…EFS stands for Encrypting File System,…and it's a feature of Windows…that provides file system level encryption…on all NTFS volumes.…EFS is the strongest protection that Windows provides…to help you keep your information secure.…The encryption and decryption process…requires either a private key…stored in your profile,…or a master recovery key…stored by a designated recovery agent.…The private key is protected with your pass phrase,…so anyone who gains access to the EFS encrypted file…would need to know your pass phrase…to turn the encrypted data into usable information.…
For example,…if we go to the file explorer.…I have a USB drive that I have inserted in the computer.…Drive (E:)…and if I double click on it,…the encryption is asking me for a pass phrase…that I must enter…in order to get access to the content…on the drive.…Encrypting either a drive, a file or a folder…is very straightforward.…Let me demonstrate.…What you'll do is you'll just right click…
Using the tools that come with a standard Windows build, James Gonzalez shows how to configure data storage (on client devices and on OneDrive), secure data with good authentication practices, encrypt data with EFS and BitLocker, and manage data access to shared folders, printers, and hard drives. He also shows how to set up file sharing for an organization using HomeGroup networks and NTFS permissions.
This course is also part of a series designed to help you prepare for the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices.
- Identify which storage usage category you should select to check how much space your downloads folder is using on your Windows drive.
- Name the type of storage space resiliency you should select to turn two physical drives into one logical drive.
- Describe the steps needed to access the NTFS permissions for a specific folder.
- List the actions required to share a printer with users on the same network.
- State how to use file explorer to open your PC instead of quick access.
- List the steps to add folder permissions for a specific folder.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Configuring Data Storage
2. Securing Data
3. Encrypting Data
4. Managing Data Access
5. Sharing Files
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