The Encrypting File System feature does not work in Windows Embedded for Point of Service

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In Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS), the Encrypting File System feature does not work.

When you click to select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
An error occurred applying attributes to the file:


The specified module could not be found.
This problem occurs if the Feclient.dll file is missing in WEPOS.

Update information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the WindowsXP-KB918233-v2-x86-ENU.exe package now.Release Date: July 17, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows XP service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The EFS feature is included with the NTFS file system. To locate the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click a file or a folder, and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab, click Advanced.
For more information about the terms that are used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 918233 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 14:25:40 - Revision: 2.0

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