How do I disable EFS in Windows XP

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Umapathy (உமாபதி), Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Hi,
    How do I disable users from using EFS (Encrypted File System)? I tested on a
    Windows XP SP 3 (which is not connected to a domain) machine via grouppolicy
    editor (i.e. gpedit.msc) from administrator account from there Computer
    setting -> Windows Setting -> Public Keypolicies -> Encrypting File and then
    I have taken out the tick mark saying "Allow users to uses to encrypt files
    using Encrypted File System" . I tried to encrypt a sample file and it
    indeed encryptes the file. Futher I tried from other accouts with limited
    previliages I was still ablt to encrypt the files. I have applied even
    gpupdate (I mean groupplicy update) tried no luck then again tried with
    restarted no luck so far.
    Will you please guide me what was wrong and how to disable efs (Encrypted
    File System)
    Umapathy (உமாபதி), Jan 10, 2009
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  2. Umapathy (உமாபதி)

    Wayne Guest

    Wayne, Jan 14, 2009
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  3. Thanks a lot Wayne McGlinn and I have been enlighten about EFS :)

    By the way I used search engine (infact Yahoo! via before posting it and I am quite curious to
    know what was the search query you have used. If you could share it that
    should improve my search skills as well. Thanks in advance.

    Regunathan Umapathy BSc, A+, MCP, MCDST

    Umapathy (உமாபதி), Jan 14, 2009
  4. Umapathy (உமாபதி)

    JaR Guest

    I pasted "disable efs in windows xp" in Google (
    and got Wayne's link along with around a zillion others.

    Yer welcome in arrears.
    JaR, Jan 15, 2009
  5. Umapathy (உமாபதி)

    Kline Sphere Guest

    I pasted in "I have no idea what I'm doing, but heck someone out
    there's going to help me", and I got zilch back on 'disabling efs in
    windows xp'. My conclusion is that google is crap.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
    Kline Sphere, Jan 15, 2009
  6. Umapathy (உமாபதி)

    JaR Guest

    That's because you forgot the Magic Word.
    JaR, Jan 15, 2009
  7. Umapathy (உமாபதி)

    Kline Sphere Guest

    I pasted in "I have no idea what I'm doing, but heck someone out
    only now do you tell me ;-)

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
    Kline Sphere, Jan 16, 2009
  8. Umapathy (உமாபதி)

    JaR Guest

    We're the MCNGP; we're here to help.
    JaR, Jan 16, 2009
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