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I am currently rebuilding my server from an amd to an intel. I'm curious if windows server 2008 r2 does any encryption which would prevent me from accessing my data on my raid 5(on perc 5i card) or my other independent discs plugged onto the server. I currently have the OS install on a separate drive.

Will I run into any issues in the transition?
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No, you should be able to access the files just fine.
     
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As long as you (1) didn't enable NTFS file-level encryption within Windows or (2) enable Bitlocker encryption within Windows, you should be fine.
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Originally Posted by ComGuards View Post
As long as you (1) didn't enable NTFS file-level encryption within Windows or (2) enable Bitlocker encryption within Windows, you should be fine.
does this require manual adjustment or is it very easy to overlook and enable it.
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I'm pretty sure it's not enabled by default.
Anyhow, as long as you keep the password the same access should be fine. And you can always take ownership of the files, just don't forget the original password.
    
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You still have the hard drive connected to the SAME raid card, right? I've never had good luck switching drives between controllers ...
    
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I'm pretty sure it's not enabled by default.
Anyhow, as long as you keep the password the same access should be fine. And you can always take ownership of the files, just don't forget the original password.
It's not enabled by default. However, in the event that it *is* enabled, having the same password is not enough.

NTFS encryption key is generated based on unique machine and account SID combination. Reinstalling Windows changes the machine SID. You would need an EFS Recovery Agent account.

Fortunately, as I mentioned, EFS is not enabled by default and has to be manually specified. You can just quickly check folder properties to see if it's encrypted or not.
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