"Encrypting File System (EFS) - efssvc.dll" Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is "Encrypting File System (EFS)" in my Windows Server 2008 service list? And how is "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service related to efssvc.dll?

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A

"Encrypting File System (EFS)" is a Windows Server 2008 service that "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." "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service is provided by efssvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service:

Service name: EFS
Display name: Encrypting File System (EFS)
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Encrypting File System (EFS)" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.

Disabling "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service may cause issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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