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JSI Tip 3900. How do I copy encrypted files to a server in an unencrypted state?

If you have clients that encrypt files on their computer, and you want them to be able to copy these files for sharing on a server, you can disable the servers ability to handle encryption. This can be useful if your clients encrypt files on their laptop and need to share these files with other clients.

To prevent a server from handling encryption, thus allowing encrypted files to be copied to it as unencrypted files:

1. Use Regedt32, on the target server, to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem.

2. Delete the NtfsEncryptionService value name.

3. Shutdown and restart the server.

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