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This article describes how to cause encrypted files that are copied to a particular Windows 2000-based computer to be stored on that computer in an unencrypted state.
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To prevent EFS files from being copied to a server in an encrypted format, follow these steps on the destination server:
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- Type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate and click the following key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
- Delete the NtfsEncryptionService value from the FileSystem key.
- Restart the server.
- Files cannot be encrypted or decrypted with EFS on this server.
- Client computers that copy EFS encrypted files to this server will cause the files to be stored in an unencrypted state on the server.