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Encrypting File System (EFS)

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides the core file encryption technology used to store encrypted files on NTFS file system volumes. If this service is stopped or disabled, applications will be unable to access encrypted files.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual (Trigger Start)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): EFS
Display Name: Encrypting File System (EFS)

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Provides the core file encryption technology used to store encrypted files on NTFS file system volumes. If this service is stopped or disabled, applications will be unable to access encrypted files.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): EFS
Display Name: Encrypting File System (EFS)

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Encrypting File System (EFS) needs to function properly:

What other service require Encrypting File System (EFS) to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

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