EFS available for WindowsXP Home ediiton



DCM
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
Is there a way to enable EFS for XP Home? The "encrypt" dialog box is
grayed out when I try to access it via properties

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
EFS is only available with Windows XP Professional.
It cannot be installed in XP Home Edition.

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"DCM" wrote:

| Is there a way to enable EFS for XP Home? The "encrypt" dialog box is
| grayed out when I try to access it via properties

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
"DCM" <dcm200NOSPAM@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:lMGdnbHjI8B8pxLfRVn-2g@comcast.com...
> Is there a way to enable EFS for XP Home? The "encrypt" dialog box is
> grayed out when I try to access it via properties

Only via an upgrade to Windows XP Professional.
As to why the dialog is grey and just not there - this is due to he common
code base between Professional and Home and that it would be an unnecessary
code change for a UI that would require additional time to develop and test
for no real benefit.

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"DCM" <dcm200NOSPAM@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:lMGdnbHjI8B8pxLfRVn-2g@comcast.com...
> Is there a way to enable EFS for XP Home? The "encrypt" dialog box is
> grayed out when I try to access it via properties
>


EFS available for WindowsXP Home ediiton