Re: Windows 2003 Encryption
Thank you for the info. I'll look into the MS regedit for
exporting/importing and see if the client wants to do this or if they
will just keep the password phrase used somewhere and just use that if
To your question you only need the value you typed to generate the key the
first time. You will be prompted to type it again and it will then encrypt the
key again and store it in the registry.
Entries in the registry can be exported and then imported on another server. Exporting the keys from the registry using the MS's regedit on one system and then importing them somewhere else may work but I think Andy may need to chime in on that.
Roger Silva <rogsilva AT STANFORD DOT EDU> wrote:
My client has asked me if there is a way to export the EncryptKey but I
have not found any documention talking about this. The reason for this
I assume would be in case of a system crash. I know the EncryptKey is
kept on both the client side in the registry and I believe on the server
side as well. If the system was to crash, do you still only need the
Encryption Password to restore the data? Would this be just as if you
did not use the "SAVE" option and instead you used the "PROMPT" option?
Thanks again for your info.
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